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Proposed Air Quality Permits 6202-R2 and 6203-R2 - Architect of the Capitol

Friday, December 11, 2015


Proposed Air Quality Permits 6202-R2 and 6203-R2, Architect of the Capitol, Two existing 1,000 kWe diesel-fired emergency generator sets at the Russell Senate Office Building, Delaware and Constitution Avenues NE

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, Washington, DC, intends to issue permits (#6202-R2 and #6203-R2) to Architect of the Capitol to operate two identical 1,000 kWe emergency generator sets with 1,495 hp MTU Model 16 V2000G85TB diesel-fired engines.  The emergency generators are located at the Russell Senate Office Building, Delaware and Constitution Avenues NE, Washington, DC. The contact person for the applicant is James Styers, Environmental Coordinator at (202)226-6636.

The applications to operate the emergency generators and the draft renewal permits and supporting documents 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 John C. Nwoke at (202) 724-7778.

Interested persons may submit written comments or may request a 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:

John C. Nwoke
Environmental Engineer, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division

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

[email protected]