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Draft Air Quality Permits 7117-7120 and 7210 - U.S. Government Publishing Office

Friday, June 1, 2018


Draft Air Quality Permits 7117-7120 and 7210, U.S. Government Publishing Office, Operation of five existing cold solvent degreasers at 732 North Capitol Street NW

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 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 a set of five air quality permit (Nos. 7117 through 7120 and 7210) to the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) to operate the five cold solvent degreasers (cold cleaning machines) listed in the table below at 732 North Capitol Street NW, Washington DC 20401. The contact person for the applicant is James Hodges, Environmental Manager, at (202) 512-1626.

Permit No.

Unit Description

Degreaser Type


Garage Shop B-126 Safety Kleen Sink Parts Washer Model 16, S/N 30201378

Remote Reservoir


Forklift/Truck Shop C-142 Klamas Kleen Parts Washer (30-gallon)

Remote Reservoir


Machine Shop C-322 Safety-Kleen Model 81 Agitating Parts Washer (80-gallon), S/N 902236683



Power Shop C-012/Machinist Branch Wel-Bilt Portable Parts Washer (20-gallon), #141226

Remote Reservoir


Portable degreaser for the bindery area


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

a.   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]

b.   No solvents shall be used in the units that contain halogenated hazardous air pollutant (HAP) solvents as follows [20 DCMR 201]:

1.   Methylene chloride;

2.   Perchloroethylene;

3.   Trichloroethylene;

4.   1,1,1-trichloroethane;

5.   Carbon tetrachloride; or

6.   Chloroform.

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 five units, in aggregate, are expected to be no greater than the following:


Estimated Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)



The permit applications and supporting documentation, along with the draft permits 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 draft permits 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 July 2, 2018 will be accepted.

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