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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Architect of the Capitol

Friday, August 9, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Architect of the Capitol, House Office Buildings Jurisdiction

Notice is hereby given that the Architect of the Capitol, House Office Buildings Jurisdiction has applied for a 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 the House Office Buildings, located at House Office Buildings, Washington DC 20515:

Emission Units

Emission Unit ID

Stack ID

Emission Unit Identification

Description

Paint Booth

PB

--

Non-Auto Body Paint Booth located at West House Underground Garage

Emergency Generator 1

FORD1

Caterpillar Model No. 3508-DI generator set located at Ford House Office Building

650 kWe generator set powered by a 927 hp diesel engine, installation date: 1985 (non-NSPS)

Emergency Generator 2

FORD2

Caterpillar Model No. 3508-DITA generator set located at Ford House Office Building

900 kWe generator set powered by a 1,220 hp diesel engine, installation date: 1992 (non-NSPS)

Emergency Generator A

RAYA

Cummins Model No. VT12 generator set located at Rayburn House Office Building

300 kWe generator set powered by a 480 hp diesel engine, installation date: 1962 (non-NSPS)

Emergency Generator B

RAYB

Detroit Model No. G81R0837K36 generator set located at Rayburn House Office Building

505 kWe generator set powered by a 765 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2002 (non-NSPS)

Emergency Generator 1

CAN1

MTU Model No. 16V4000 G43 generator set located at Cannon House Office Building

2,000 kWe generator set powered by a 3,058 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2015 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator 3

FORD3

Caterpillar Model No. 3054C generator set located at Ford House Office Building

60 kWe generator set powered by a 94.5 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2007 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator 1

LONG1

MTU Model No. 16V2000 G85 R163-8A36 generator set located at Longworth House Office Building

1,000 kWe generator set powered by a 1,495 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2007 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator 2

LONG2

MTU Model No. 16V2000 G85 R163-8A36 generator set located at Longworth House Office Building

1,000 kWe generator set powered by a 1,495 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2007 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator 1

ON1

Cummins Model No. QSK23-G7 NR2 generator set located at O'Neill House Office Building

750 kWe generator set powered by a 1,220 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2012 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator 2

ON2

Cummins Model No. QSX15-G9 generator set located at O'Neill House Office Building

400 kWe generator set powered by a 755 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2012 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator C

RAYC

MTU Model No. 16V4000 DS2000 generator set located at West House Underground Garage

2,000 kWe generator set powered by a 3,058 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2019 (NSPS)

Emergency Generator D

RAYD

MTU Model No. 16V4000 DS2000 generator set located at West House Underground Garage

2,000 kWe generator set powered by a 3,058 hp diesel engine, installation date: 2019 (NSPS)

Miscellaneous Activities:

1.   Eleven (11) Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) for diesel;

2.   Three (3) Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) for diesel;

3.   One (1) carpentry shop dust collector;

4.   One (1) metal shop dust collector; and

5.   One (1) 600 gallon capacity underground storage tank for gasoline.

The contact person for the facility is Ms. Mamie Bittner at (202) 228-1793 or [email protected].

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

 

FACILITY-WIDE EMISSIONS SUMMARY [TONS PER YEAR]

Pollutants

Potential Emissions

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

0.34

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

52.06

Particulate Matter (PM/PM10)

1.28

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

10.03

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

9.62

Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)

3.21

This facility has the potential to emit 52.06 tons per year 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. 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.

The Department of Energy and Environment (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. 052 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 September 9, 2019 will be accepted.

 

For more information, please contact Thomas Olmstead at (202) 535- 2273 or [email protected].