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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V & Ch. 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Roubin & Janeiro Inc

Friday, May 27, 2016

Notice is hereby given that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc. 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 million Btu per hour (MMBtu/hr) dual fuel fired burner, a 1.41 MMBtu/hr dual fuel-fired oil heater, a baghouse for operational emissions, a McCloskey 144 R impactor crusher powered by a 350 horsepower Caterpillar engine, a McCloskey ST80T stacking conveyor powered by a 49 horsepower Caterpillar engine, various storage piles of rock and asphalt, a small silo of mineral filler, two 20,000 gallon storage tanks for liquid asphalt, one 1,000 gallon storage tank of an “anti-strip” agent, and one 10,000 gallon tank of No. 2 fuel oil, all associated with the production of paving asphaltic concrete at its facility located at 4901 Shepherd Parkway SW, Washington DC. The contact person for the facility is Joe Roubin, Vice President at (703) 491-9100.

This facility would have the potential to emit more than 25 tons per year (TPY) of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) if the facility operated twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week, and fifty-two (52) weeks per year.  The facility took a maximum asphaltic concrete production limit of 800,000 tons per year to avoid New Source Review (NSR) applicability in the previously issued Chapter 2 permits.  With this production limit in place, the facility has the potential to emit 24.2 TPY of NOx, 7.70 TPY of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 21.0 TPY of total particulate matter, 13.6 TPY of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 53.2 TPY of carbon monoxide (CO), and 3.02 TPY of total hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).  All of these levels are below the major source thresholds of 25 TPY of NOx and VOC, 10 TPY of any individual HAP, 25 TPY of total HAPs, and 100 TPY of any other pollutant.  In this case, the Chapter 3 permitting process is being used to make the limits in the permit federally enforceable and enforceable as a practical matter.

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 #048 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/service/public-notices-hearings.

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 or [email protected].  Questions about this permitting action should be directed to Abraham T. Hagos at (202) 535-1354 or [email protected].  No comments or hearing requests postmarked after June 27, 2016 will be accepted.