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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for U.S. Government Publishing Office

Friday, September 13, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for U.S. Government Publishing Office

Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Government Publishing Office 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 U.S. Government Publishing Office, located at 732 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington DC 20401:

Emission Units

Printing Equipment

Press Group

Unit ID

Location

Press Type

Description

Group 9

4538 & 4542

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Non-web Letterpress

Halm Jet 1-Color Envelope Press

Group 11

4632 & 4532

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Non-web Letterpress

Diamond P-18 2-Color Envelope Press

Group 40

1101

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Non-web Coater (utilizes aqueous or UV coatings)

Kompac Kwik Finish Coater

Group 50

--

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg PM GTO 52-2

Group 52

1100

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Presstek 52 DI

Group 74

4493

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg SM-102-4-P3

Group 75

4496

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg CD 102 6-Color Sheet Fed

Group 80

2376

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Ryobi 3302HA

Group 81

4219 & 4670

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg SM-74-1

Group 82

5367

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg SM-72-2-P

Press Group

Unit ID

Location

Press Type

Description

Group 84

4668

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg SM-102-2-P

Group 86

3474

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Heatset Web Offset Lithography

Hantscho Single Unit Web Press, controlled by Phoenix 4000 series thermal oxidizer

Group 90

6901

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Ryobi 928PF

Group 95

4507

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Heatset Web Offset Lithography

ZMR Timson T-48A, with built in oxidizer/dryer

Group 96

SID

Bldg D, 2nd Fl (SID)

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg CD 102 7-Color

Group 97

SID

Bldg D, 2nd Fl (SID)

Sheet-fed Silk Screen Press with electric dryers

BecMar Classic General Silk Screen

Group 98

8535, 8536 & 8537

Bldg C, 4th Fl

Heatset Web Offset Lithography

Hantscho Double Unit Web Press, controlled by Phoenix 7000 series thermal oxidizer with Phoenix 5000 series thermal oxidizer as back up

--

--

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Silk Screen Press with electric dryers

BecMar Classic General Silk Screen

--

4-Color Inkjet 1

Bldg C, 4th Fl

Web Inkjet

Canon Colorstream 4-Color Inkjet Printer

--

1-Color Inkjets 1, 2, 3, & 4

Bldg C, 4th Fl

Web Inkjet

Canon Colorstream 1-Color Inkjet Printers

Emergency Generator Set

Location

Emission Unit Identification

Description

Bldg C, Power Branch

Caterpillar Model No. 3306TA generator set

230 kWe generator set powered by a 349 hp diesel- engine, installation date: 2000 (non-NSPS)

Paint Booth

Location

Description

Bldg A, roof

Non-Auto Body Col-Met side down draft cross-draft Paint Booth

Degreasers/Parts Washers

Location

Unit Description

Degreaser Type

Bldg A, Garage Shop

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

Remote Reservoir

Location

Unit Description

Degreaser Type

Bldg C, Forklift/Truck Shop

C-142 Klamas Kleen Parts Washer (30-gallon)

Remote Reservoir

Bldg C, Machine Shop

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

Immersion

Bldg C, Power Branch

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

Remote Reservoir

Bldg C, Bindery Area

Portable degreaser for the bindery area

Immersion

Scrap Paper Baling Systems

Location

Description

Bldg A and C

Main cyclones/baling system consisting of eleven air scrap paper pick-up points from Buildings A and C routed to two cyclones that merge into vent filters on the roof, with collected paper fed to two baling systems on 1st floor of Building A.

Bldg D, 2nd Fl

SID cyclone/baling system consisting of two air scrap paper pick-up points from trimming machines in Building D routed to a cyclone and vented outdoors, with collected paper fed to a baler

Bldg D, 3rd Fl

SID cyclone/baling system consisting of three air scrap paper pick-up points from trimming machines in Building D routed to a cyclone and vented outdoors, with collected paper fed to a baler

               

Miscellaneous Activities:

Location

Description

Bldg A, 1st Fl

Manual backup baling system consisting of manual scrap paper pick-up in Building A routed to a baghouse/dust collector that vents indoors, with collected paper fed to a baler

Bldg C, 3rd and 4th Fl

Bindery dust collector system consisting of air pick-up points from bindery machines in Building C routed to a cartridge filter dust collector and vented back indoors

Bldg C, 4th Fl

Bindery dust baghouse system consisting of air pick-up points from paper trimming operation in Building C routed to a baghouse and vented indoors

Bldg A, 2nd Fl

Carpentry shop baghouse system consisting of air pick-up points throughout the carpentry shop routed to a baghouse and vented back indoors

Bldg D, 3rd Fl

SID paper separator/briquetter system consisting of three air scrap paper pick-up points from trimming machines in Building D routed to a rotary separator screen that removes the paper to granulator that reduces paper's size and routed to cyclone, paper routed to a briquetter that compresses the paper into small hockey puck sized briquettes, air routed to cartridge filter dust collector and vented back indoors

Bldg D, 1st Fl

Baghouse 1st floor SID associated with a paper shredder that is manually fed with scrap paper, routed to baghouse and vented indoors

Bldg C, Power Branch

Three York Chillers (1850 ton), using R-134a refrigerant, installed in 2003

Bldg C, roof

Three induced draft cooling towers

Bldg B, 5th Fl

Laboratory operations that include equipment for the small scale formulation and testing of inks, coatings, and other materials related to GPO’s operations

Bldg A, basement

One 2,400 gallon aboveground diesel storage tank

The contact person for the facility is Mr. Lonny E. Beal, CSP, Safety and Occupational Health Manager, at (202) 512-0537 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

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.26

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

16.99

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

31.44

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

88.09

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

12.58

Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)

9.09

This facility has the potential to emit (PTE) approximately 88.09 tons per year (TPY) of VOC. This exceeds the major source threshold for VOC in the District of Columbia of 25 TPY. Because potential emissions of VOC exceed the major source threshold, pursuant to 20 DCMR 300.1(a), the source is subject to Chapter 3 (Title V) and must obtain an operating permit in accordance with that regulation and Title V of the federal Clean Air Act.

Description and Emission Information for Units being Permitted for the First Time:

Emission Units

Printing Equipment

Press Group

Unit ID

Location

Press Type

Description

Group 9

4538 & 4542

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Non-web Letterpress

Halm Jet 1-Color Envelope Press

Group 11

4632 & 4532

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Non-web Letterpress

Diamond P-18 2-Color Envelope Press

Group 40

1101

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Non-web Coater (utilizes aqueous or UV coatings)

Kompac Kwik Finish Coater

Group 75

4496

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg CD 102 6-Color Sheet Fed

Group 81

4219 & 4670

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg SM-74-1

Group 84

4668

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Non-heatset Offset Lithography

Heidelberg SM-102-2-P

Group 86

3474

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Heatset Web Offset Lithography

Hantscho Single Unit Web Press, controlled by Phoenix 4000 series thermal oxidizer

Group 97

SID

Bldg D, 2nd Fl (SID)

Sheet-fed Silk Screen Press with electric dryers

BecMar Classic General Silk Screen

Group 98

8535, 8536 & 8537

Bldg C, 4th Fl

Heatset Web Offset Lithography

Hantscho Double Unit, controlled by Phoenix 7000 series thermal oxidizer with Phoenix 5000 series thermal oxidizer as back up

--

--

Bldg C, 2nd Fl

Sheet-fed Silk Screen Press with electric dryers

BecMar Classic General Silk Screen

 

Scrap Paper Baling Systems

Location

Description

Bldg A and C

Main cyclones/baling system consisting of eleven air scrap paper pick-up points from Buildings A and C routed to two cyclones that merge into vent filters on the roof, with collected paper fed to two baling systems on 1st floor of Building A.

Bldg D, 2nd Fl

SID cyclone/baling system consisting of two air scrap paper pick-up points from trimming machines in Building D routed to a cyclone and vented outdoors, with collected paper fed to a baler

Bldg D, 3rd Fl

SID cyclone/baling system consisting of three air scrap paper pick-up points from trimming machines in Building D routed to a cyclone and vented outdoors, with collected paper fed to a baler

The proposed emission limits from the Group 9 and Group 11 presses are as follows:

A.  Emissions from all materials used in conjunction with the four letterpress units (in aggregate) shall not exceed 15 pounds of VOCs per day on a calendar month average basis. [20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 716.1(c)]

B.  No visible emissions shall be emitted from this equipment. [20 DCMR 201 and 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]

The proposed emission limits for the Group 75, Group 81, Group 84, Group 86, and Group 98 printing presses are as follows:

A.  No visible emissions shall be emitted from this equipment. [20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 606.1]

B.  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 proposed emission limits for the Group 40, Group 97, and Silk Screen printing presses are as follows:

A.  No person shall discharge into the atmosphere more than fifteen (15) pounds of VOC emissions in any one (1) day, nor more than three pounds (3 lb.) in any one (1) hour, from the units covered by Condition III(d) of this permit, in combination with painting operations listed in Condition III(f) of this permit and laboratory activities listed in Condition IV of this permit, and any other combination of articles, machines, units, equipment, or other contrivances at the facility, not covered by a section of 20 DCMR Chapter 7 other than Section 700, unless the uncontrolled VOC emissions are reduced by at least ninety percent (90%) overall capture and control efficiency. [20 DCMR 700.2]

B.  No visible emissions shall be emitted from this equipment. [20 DCMR 201 and 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] 

The proposed emission limits for the Baling Systems 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 (Condition III(h)(2)).

B. The emission of fugitive dust to the outdoor atmosphere from the baling systems is prohibited. [20 DCMR 605.2]

C.  The discharge of particulate matter into the atmosphere from the baling systems shall not exceed the following: [20 DCMR 603.1 and 20 DCMR Chapter 6, Appendix 6-1]

i.    Three hundredths (0.03) grains per dry standard cubic foot of exhaust gas;

ii.   4.81 pounds per hour from the Main cyclones/baling system; and

iii.  1.03 pounds per hour from the SID cyclone/baling systems.

D. Visible emissions shall not be emitted from the baling systems. [20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 606.1]

E.   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] 

Estimated Emissions from these units

The estimated maximum potential emissions from the printing presses not previously permitted are 38.28 tons per year of VOCs.

The estimated maximum potential emissions from the baling systems not previously permitted are 30.09 tons per year of PM.

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. 029-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 October 15, 2019 will be accepted.

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