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Draft Air Quality Permits 6321-R2 through 6323-R2 - United States Marine Corps

Friday, May 24, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

Draft Air Quality Permits 6321-R2 through 6323-R2, United States Marine Corps, Operation of three existing 8.37 MMBTU/hr natural gas-fired boilers at the Marine Corps Barracks at 8th and I Streets SE

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 air quality permits (Nos. 6321-R2, 6322-R2, and 6323-R2) to the United States Marine Corps to operate three (3) existing natural gas-fired boilers, each with a heat input rating of 8.37 MMBTU per hour, identified as Boilers 1, 2, and 3 (serial numbers 15578-1, 15578-2 and 15578-3, respectively), located at the Marine Barracks, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ), Building #20, 8th and I Streets SE, Washington DC 20390. The contact person for facility is Christopher Baker, Facility Operations Specialist, at (202) 433-2920. The applicant’s mailing address is 8th & I Streets SE, Washington DC 20390.

Emissions:

The total annual emissions of criteria pollutants from the three boilers, in aggregate, are estimated to not be greater than those specified in the following table [20 DCMR 201]:

Pollutant

 

Annual Emissions

(ton/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

8.790

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

10.470

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)*

0.795

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.567

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.063

* PM Total includes both filterable and condensable particulate matter fractions.

Emission Limitations:

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

    1. The total hourly emissions of criteria pollutants from each of the three boilers shall not be greater than those specified in the following table [20 DCMR 201]:

Pollutant

 

Short Term Emissions Limit

(lb/hr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.67

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.80

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)*

0.06

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.04

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.005

* PM Total includes both filterable and condensable particulate matter fractions.

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the boilers, except that discharges not exceeding forty percent (40%) opacity (unaveraged) shall be permitted for two (2) minutes in any sixty (60) minute period and for an aggregate of twelve (12) minutes in any twenty-four hour (24 hr.) period during start-up, cleaning, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment [20 DCMR 606.1]

c.   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]

d.   Particulate matter emissions from the boilers shall not exceed 0.060 pound per million BTU.

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 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 24, 2019 will be accepted.
 

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