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Notice of Draft Title V Permit Public Comment Period – U.S. General Services Administration - Saint Elizabeths West Campus

Friday, May 3, 2019


Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for U.S. General Services Administration, Saint Elizabeths West Campus

Notice is hereby given that U.S. General Services Administration has applied has applied for a facility-wide 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 emission units and miscellaneous sources of air emissions at Saint Elizabeths West Campus, 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE, Washington DC 20032:

  • Two (2) 16.74/16.8 MMBtu/hr dual-fuel Burnham hot water boilers;
  • Two (2) 12.50/12.60 MMBtu/hr dual-fuel Burnham hot water boilers;
  • Two (2) 21.00 MMBtu/hr dual-fuel Hurst hot water boilers;
  • One (1) 2,000 kWe Caterpillar diesel-fired Pump House emergency generators;
  • Three (3) 2,500 kWe Caterpillar diesel-fired emergency generators;
  • Three (3) 2,000 kWe Caterpillar diesel-fired emergency generators;
  • One (1) 600 kWe Caterpillar Trailer-mounted diesel-fired emergency generator;
  • Two (2) 3,500 kWe Cummins diesel-fired emergency generators with emission control SCR;
  • One (1) 2,500 kWe Cummins diesel-fired emergency generator with emission control SCR;
  • Ten small natural gas-fired hot water heaters with heat input ratings less than 5 MMBTU/hr;
  • Seven  natural gas-fired kitchen appliances;
  • Four natural gas-fired door heaters (Gate 6);
  • Three 550-gallon aboveground storage tanks for ultralow sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD);
  • Two 15,000 gallon aboveground storage tanks for ULSD;
  • One 17,500 gallon aboveground storage tank for ULSD;
  • Three 400 gallon storage tanks for ULSD;
  • One 700 gallon storage tank for ULSD;
  • One 12,500 gallon storage tank for ULSD;
  • One 428 gallon storage tank for ULSD;
  • Three 26,629 gallon storage tanks for ULSD;
  • Four 1,900 gallons per minute wet cooling towers;
  • Two 1,800 gallons per minute wet cooling towers;
  • Four CUP chillers associated with the cooling towers; and
  • Two MUP chillers associated with the cooling towers

The contact person is for the facility is Fonda Corbitt, Property Manager, at (202) 573-3048 or [email protected].

The following is an estimate of overall potential emissions from the facility:



Criteria Pollutants

Potential Emissions

(tons per year)

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)


Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)


Total Particulate Matter, including condensables (PM Total)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)


Carbon Monoxide (CO)


Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (Total HAP)


Saint Elizabeths West Campus (SEWC), has the potential to emit 29.54 tons per year (TPY) of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). The value for this criteria pollutant exceeds the major source threshold in the District of Columbia of 25 TPY of NOx or VOC, and/or 100 TPY of any other criteria pollutant. 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 permit No. 044-R1 has been prepared.

The application, the draft permit and associated Fact Sheet and Statement of Basis, 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 at http://doee.dc.gov/service/public-notices-hearings.

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 June 3, 2019 will be accepted.

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