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Proposed Air Quality Permit 7047 - Jones Lang LaSalle

Friday, October 23, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 7047, Jones Lang LaSalle, One existing 450 kWe diesel-fired emergency generator set at Potomac Center South, 550 12th Street SW

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 51.161, D.C. Official Code §2-505, and 20 DCMR §210, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue air quality permit #7047 to Jones Lang LaSalle to operate one (1) 450 kWe emergency generator set with a 685 hp diesel fired engine at Potomac Center South, 550 12th Street SW, Washington DC 20024. The contact person for the facility is Victor Morales, Chief Engineer, at (202) 367-8563.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

  1. Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this generator, except that discharges not exceeding forty percent (40%) opacity (unaveraged) shall be permitted for two (2) minutes in any sixty (60) minute period and for an aggregate of twelve (12) minutes in any twenty-four hour (24 hr.) period during start-up, cleaning, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment [20 DCMR 606.1]. 
  1. An emission into the atmosphere of odorous or other air pollutants from any source in any quantity and of any characteristic, and duration which is, or is likely to be injurious to the public health or welfare, or which interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of life or property is prohibited. [20 DCMR 903.1]

The estimated emissions from the emergency generator set, assuming 500 hours of operation per year, are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.38

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

3.58

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.06

Sulfur Dioxide (SOx)

0.22

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.08

The permit application and supporting documentation, along with the draft permit are available for public inspection at AQD and copies may be made available between the hours of 8:15 A.M. and 4:45 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Interested parties wishing to view these documents should provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers and affiliation, if any, to Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.

Interested persons may submit written comments or may request a public hearing on this subject within 30 days of publication of this notice.  The written comments must also include the person’s name, telephone number, affiliation, if any, mailing address and a statement outlining the air quality issues in dispute and any facts underscoring those air quality issues.  All relevant comments will be considered in issuing the final permit.

Comments on the proposed permit and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

Stephen S. Ours
Chief, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

[email protected]

No written comments or hearing requests postmarked after November 23, 2015 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.