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Draft Air Quality Permit 7192 - Potomac Electric & Power Company

Friday, February 16, 2018


Draft Air Quality Permit 7192, Potomac Electric & Power Company, Construction and operation of a fleet vehicle fueling system at the Benning Road Service Center, 3400 Benning Road NE

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 (DDOE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue air quality Permit No. 7192 to Potomac Electric & Power Company to construct and operate a new fleet fueling system at the Benning Service Center located at 3400 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is Ghirmay Berhe at (202) 744-2637.

Emissions Estimate:

AQD estimates that the potential to emit volatile organic compounds (VOC) from fleet fueling system will not exceed 368.31 lb per year or 0.184 tons per year.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

  1. Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from gasoline storage tank of the gasoline dispensing system [20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 606.1]
  2. 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]

Also note that Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery systems are required to be installed on the equipment pursuant to 20 DCMR 704 and 20 DCMR 705, respectively.

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 permits and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

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 March 19, 2018 will be accepted.

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