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Draft Air Quality Permits 7253 through 7256 - Strittmatter Metro

Friday, June 7, 2019

Draft Air Quality Permits 7253 through 7256, Strittmatter Metro, L.L.C., Construction and operation of two crushers and two screeners at 1933 Montana Avenue NE

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, is proposing to issue permit Nos. 7253, 7254, 7255, and 7256 to Strittmatter Metro, L.L.C. to construct and operate two crushers and two screeners (described in the table below) for processing of demolition debris at the Montana Avenue land development area, located at 1933 Montana Avenue NE. The contact person for applicant is Joshua Callan, Safety Officer, at (561) 603-8532. The applicant’s mailing address is 5630 Connecticut Avenue NW, #300, Washington DC 20015.

Equipment ID

Equipment Type

Equipment Description

Permit No.


Impact Crusher

Screen Machine Industries Model 4043T impact crusher with serial number AE2904, powered by a Caterpillar Model C9 ACERT 376 hp diesel engine



Jaw Crusher

Powerscreen PremierTrak R400X jaw crusher with serial number AOMH44129, powered by a Scania Model DC09 275 hp diesel engine




Screen Machine Industries Model Spyder 516T screener with serial number AG3094, powered by a Cummins Model QSB4.5 110 hp diesel engine




Powerscreen Warrior 1800 screener with serial number LDG62554, powered by a Caterpillar Model C4.4 ATAC 110 hp diesel engine


Emissions Estimate:

The total annual emissions of criteria pollutants from the two crushers and the two screeners, in total, has been estimated to not exceed those specified in the following table [20 DCMR 201]:



Maximum Annual Emissions*


Carbon Monoxide (CO)


Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)


Coarse Particulate Matter (PM10)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)


Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)


*These emissions estimates are based on maximum allowable operation of the units under the terms of the permits, incorporating limits on operating hours limiting operations to 6 days per week, 8 hours per day, as well as a limit to operate only one crusher and one screener at a time.

Emissions Limits:

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

a.   Emissions of dust shall be minimized in accordance with the requirements of 20 DCMR 605 and the “Operational Limitations” of this permit.

b.   The emission of fugitive dust from any material handling, screening, crushing, grinding, conveying, mixing, or other industrial-type operation or process is prohibited. [20 DCMR 605.2]

c.   Emissions from the engine powering each crusher/screener shall not exceed those achieved by proper operation of the equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

d.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from stationary sources; provided, that the 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, soot blowing, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment. [20 DCMR 606.1]

e.   In addition to Condition (d), emissions from grinding mills, screening operations, bucket elevators, transfer points on belt conveyors, bagging operations, storage bins, enclosed truck or railcar loading stations shall not exceed 7% opacity. Emissions from crushers shall not exceed 12% opacity. [40 CFR 60, Subpart OOO, Table 3]

f.    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]

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 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.

A public hearing at which interested parties may present comments will also be held as follows:

Public Hearing: Monday, July 8, 2019

HEARING DATE: Monday, July 8, 2019
TIME: 5:30 pm

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington DC 20002

NoMa-Gallaudet (Red Line) Metro Stop

All persons present at the hearing who wish to be heard may testify in person. All presentations shall be limited to five minutes. Persons are urged to submit paper or electronic copies of any written statements. 

Written comments on the proposed permit not delivered in person at the hearing should be addressed to:

Stephen 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]

All relevant comments will be considered before taking final action on the permit application.

No comments submitted after July 8, 2019 will be accepted.

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