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Proposed Air Quality Permits 7018 through 7021 - JBG/Federal Center

Friday, March 25, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permits 7018 through 7021, JBG/Federal Center, L.L.C., Operation of four existing diesel-fired emergency generator sets (one 1,500 kWe and three 1,250 kWe) at the United States Department of Transportation Headquarters at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

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 numbers 7018 through 7021 to JBG/Federal Center, L.L.C. to operate (3) 1,200 kWe emergency generator sets with associated 1,807 hp diesel-fired engines and one (1) 1,500 kWe emergency generator sets with associated 2,155 hp diesel-fired engine at the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Headquarters located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.  The contact person for the facility is John Wilson, JBG Senior Property Manager at (202) 863-4460.

Maximum annual potential emissions from the four units in aggregate are expected to be as follows:

 

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.10

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.31

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

12.58

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.69

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.23

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from these generators, 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 permit applications and supporting documentation, along with the draft permits 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 April 25, 2016 will be accepted.

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