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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6252-R1 - Naval Research Laboratory

Friday, May 5, 2017


Proposed Air Quality Permit 6252-R1, Naval Research Laboratory, Operation of one existing 130 kWe natural gas-fired emergency generator set at Building 256 (Bolling Air Force Base), 4555 Overlook Avenue 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, Washington, DC, intends to issue a permit (#6252-R1) to Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to operate one existing (1) 130 kWe Generac emergency generator set with a Generac natural gas-fired engine rated at 210 bhp (157 kWm) engine output.  The generator is located at Building 256 on Bolling Air Force Base property, but owned and operated by NRL, located next door at 4555 Overlook Avenue SW, Washington DC. The contact person for the facility is Lionel Vega, Environmental Engineer, Safety Branch, phone number: 202-404-2109.

The application to operate the emergency generator and the draft renewal permit are available for public inspection at AQD and copies may be made 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 June 5, 2017 will be accepted.

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