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Notice Requesting Public Comment for Air Quality Operating Permit - Fort Myer Construction Corporation

Friday, April 22, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Fort Myer Construction Corporation – Plant #1

Notice is hereby given that Fort Myer Construction Corporation has applied for a Title V air quality permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Chapters 2 and 3 (20 DCMR Chapters 2 and 3) to operate a 75 MMBtu/hr Rotary Kiln with Genco Ultra II dual fuel-fired (natural gas and No. 2 fuel oil) burner and Genco/Bituma #99 baghouse fabric filter,  a crusher and a screener with associated conveyors for recycled asphalt processing at its hot mix asphalt facility located at located at 2001 5th Street NE, Washington DC.  The contact person for the facility is Ken Kucina, Corporate Compliance Officer, at (202) 636-9535 ext. 2503.

Fort Myer Construction Plant #1 has the potential to emit approximately 156.91 tons per year of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 50.74 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 312.30 tons per year of total particulate matter, 104.31 tons per year of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 364.76 tons per year of carbon monoxide (CO). The NOx and VOC emissions exceed the major source threshold in the District of 25 tons per year of NOx and VOC.  The particulate matter, SO2, and CO emissions exceed the major source threshold in the District of 100 tons per year of each of these pollutants. Therefore, the facility is classified as a major source of air pollution and is subject to 20 DCMR Chapter 3 and must obtain an operating permit under the regulation.

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has reviewed the permit application and related documents and has made a preliminary determination that the applicant meets all applicable air quality requirements promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District.  Therefore, draft permit #028-R1 has been prepared.

The application, the draft permit, and all other materials submitted by the applicant [except those entitled to confidential treatment under 20 DCMR 301.1(c)] considered in making this preliminary determination are available for public review during normal business hours at the offices of the Department of Energy and Environment, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002. Copies of the draft permit and related fact sheet are available at http://doee.dc.gov.

A public hearing on this permitting action will not be held unless DOEE has received a request for such a hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice.  Interested parties may also submit written comments on the permitting action.  Hearing requests or comments should be directed to Stephen S. Ours, DOEE Air Quality Division, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002.  Questions about this permitting action should be directed to Olivia Achuko at (202) 535-2997 or [email protected].  Comments or hearing requests submitted after May 23, 2016 will not be accepted.