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Proposed Air Quality Permit 7072 - CenturyLink Communications

Friday, March 18, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 7072, CenturyLink Communications, LLC, Operation of an existing 125  kWe diesel-fired emergency generator set at 60 Massachusetts Avenue 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 a permit (#7072) to CenturyLink Communications, LLC to operate the existing emergency generator set listed below.  The emission unit is located at 60 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002. The contact person for the facility is Harlan Pincus, Senior Regional EHS Engineer, at (914) 686-7952.

Emission Unit Name

Engine Serial No.

Generator (Engine) Size

Description

Emergency Generator

4561072

125 kWe

(207 hp)

One 207 hp Cummins diesel engine associated with a 125 kWe generator.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   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].

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]

The estimated maximum emissions from the emergency generator set are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.373

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

1.215

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.036

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.029

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

0.068

The application to operate the emergency generator set and the draft permit 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 Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.

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:

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 April 18, 2016 will be accepted.

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