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Proposed Air Quality Permits 7150-7151 - District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permits 7150-7151, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), Operation of two existing 8.328 MMBTU/hr natural gas-fired boilers at the Bryant Street Pumping Station, 301 Bryant Street NW

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 Permit Nos. 7150 and 7151 to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) to operate two (2) Cleaver Brooks 8.328 MMBtu per hour natural gas-fired boilers, located at the Bryant Street Pumping Station, 301 Bryant Street NW, Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is Mark Babbitt, Supervisor, Permitting and Interagency Coordination, at (202) 787-2534.

Boilers to be Permitted

Boiler Name

ID Number

Model

Natural Gas Rating (MMBTU/hr)

Permit Number

Cleaver Brooks

Boiler B-01

CB-LE 700

8.328

7150

Cleaver Brooks

Boiler B-02

CB-LE 700

8.328

7151

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

    1. Each of the boilers (identified as Boiler B-01 and Boiler B-02) shall not emit pollutants in excess of those specified in the following table [20 DCMR 201]:

Pollutant

 

Short-Term Limit

(Natural Gas) (lb/hr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.69

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.82

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)*

0.06

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.005

*PM Total includes both filterable and condensable fractions.

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the boilers, 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]

  1. Total suspended particulate matter (TSP) emissions from the each of the boilers shall not be greater than 0.11 pounds per million BTU. [20 DCMR 600.1]

d.   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 each of the boilers is as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions Using Natural Gas Only (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

3.00

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

3.58

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.27

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.20

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.02

The application to operate the boilers 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 comments or hearing requests submitted after February 20, 2017 will be accepted.

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