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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6600-R1 - Architect of the Capitol

Friday, December 11, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6600-R1, Architect of the Capitol, One existing non-auto body paint spray booth at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street NW

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 #6600-R1 to the Architect of the Capitol, to operate a Col-Met side down draft paint booth at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, located at 732 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC . The contact person for the applicant is James Styers, P.E., Environmental Engineer, at (202) 226-6636.

Estimated Emissions

Estimated maximum emissions from the equipment are 5.10 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and 0.01 tons per year of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

Emission Limitations

The following are the proposed emission limits for the equipment:

a.   No person shall discharge into the atmosphere more than fifteen (15) pounds of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in any one (1) day, nor more than three pounds (3 lb.) in any one (1) hour, from any combination of articles, machines, units, equipment, or other contrivances at a facility, unless the uncontrolled VOC emissions are reduced by at least ninety percent (90%) overall capture and control efficiency. [20 DCMR 700.2]

b.   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]

c.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the paint spray booth. [20 DCMR 107 and 606]

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 Abraham T. Hagos at (202) 535-1354.

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:

Abraham T. Hagos
Environmental Engineer, 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 January 11, 2016 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Abraham T. Hagos at (202) 535-1354.