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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V & Ch. 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Friday, August 11, 2017


Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Lesley J. McNair)

Notice is hereby given that Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Lesley J. McNair) 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 the following equipment at its facility located at 103 3rd Street SW, Washington DC:

  • Two (2) natural gas fired boilers;
  • Three (3) diesel fired emergency generators;
  • One (1) diesel fired pump engine;
  • Several natural gas-fired external combustion units with heat input ratings less than 5 million Btu/hour (MMBtu/hr);
  • Three (3) 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks (UST) for gasoline
  • A gasoline dispensing station with two (2) fuel dispensers, each with two (2) nozzles;
  • Seven (7) cooling towers; and
  • Several other insignificant units listed in Section IV of the permit.

The contact person for the facility is Mr. Richard LaFreniere, Chief, Environmental Management Division, Directorate of Public Works, at (703) 696-8055.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has the potential to emit (PTE) the following air pollutants:




Potential Emissions

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)


Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)


Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)


Carbon Monoxide (CO)


Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP)


The PTE of 39.93 tons per year (TPY) of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) exceeds the major source threshold in the District of Columbia of 25 TPY of NOx. No other major source thresholds are exceeded based on the above potential emissions. Because potential emissions of NOx exceed the relevant major source threshold, pursuant to 20 DCMR 300.1(a), the source is subject to Chapter 3 and must obtain an operating permit in accordance with that regulation and Title V of the federal Clean Air Act.

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 Title V Permit No. 001-R2 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 as attachments below.

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.

Comments on the draft 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 September 11, 2017 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact John C. Nwoke at (202) 724-7778 or [email protected].