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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6606 - U.S. Government Publishing Office

Friday, April 21, 2017


Proposed Air Quality Permit 6606, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), Operation of a Heidelberg Sheet Fed Offset Lithographic Printing Press, Model SM-102-4-P3 at 732 North Capitol 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 an air quality permit (#6606) to the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) to operate a Heidelberg Sheet Fed Offset Printing Press, Model SM-102-4-P3, designated as press group 74 in Building C (also known as Building 3) of the GPO complex at 732 North Capitol Street NW, Washington DC 20401. The contact person for the applicant is D. Kevin McGuinness, Environmental Program Manager, at (202) 512-1626.

The proposed overall emission limits for the equipment are as follows:

a.   No visible emissions shall be emitted from this equipment. [20 DCMR 201 and 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]

It should be noted that emissions are primarily minimized from this type of equipment by operational limitations and procedures set forth in the permit, rather than from explicit emission limits.

Maximum potential emissions from the units, after emission controls, are expected to be as follows:


Estimated Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)


Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP)


The permit application and supporting documentation, along with the draft permit 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 May 22, 2017 will be accepted.

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