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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6947 - US Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Friday, August 12, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6947, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Construction and operation of a Currency Overprinting and Packaging Equipment (COPE) printing press at 14th and C Streets SW

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 an air quality permit (No. 6947) to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, to construct and operate one (1) Currency Overprinting and Packaging Equipment (COPE), Dela Rue Giori, Super Orlof Currency printing line, a non-heatset, sheet-fed, letterpress unit), at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, in the Main Building 1st Floor B Wing, at 14th and C Streets SW, Washington DC. The contact person for the facility is David Kaczka, Environmental Compliance Manager, Office of Environment, Health, & Safety at (202) 874-2107.  The applicant’s mailing address is 14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228.

Emission Estimates:

It is expected that emissions will not exceed 1.98 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the press.  This consists of 0.045 tons per year of VOC from ink usage and 1.932 tons per year of VOC from solvent usage. 

The proposed emission limits are summarized as follows:

a.   Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the ink used in the process shall not exceed 0.01 pounds per press hour. 

b.   VOC emissions from any cleaning solvents used shall not exceed 0.44 pounds per press hour. 

c.   The total annual VOC emitted from the ink and cleaning solvent as a result of operation of the press shall not exceed 1.98 tons per year.

d.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the printing press. [20 DCMR 107 and 606]

e.   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 application to operate the press and 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 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 permits and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

Stephen S. Ours, P.E. 
Chief, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

[email protected]

 

No comments or hearing requests submitted after September 12, 2016 will be accepted.

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