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Draft Air Quality Permit 7269 - U.S. Department of the Navy - Construction and operation of dust collector

Friday, September 13, 2019


Draft Air Quality Permit 7269, U.S. Department of the Navy, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Construction and operation of a dust collector for woodworking operations at Building 399, 2743 Defense Blvd SW

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 Permit No. 7269 to The United States Department of the Navy, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), to construct and operate an ArrestAll AR6-25 dust collector, identified as emission unit PM-399-2, to be located at JBAB, Bldg. 399, 2743 Defense Blvd SW, Washington DC. The dust collector will control emissions from woodworking operations. The contact person for the facility is Michael Hooks, Air Quality Program Manager, phone number: (202) 767- 4407. The applicant’s mailing address is 370 Brookley Avenue SW, Washington DC 20032.


The estimated maximum annual emissions from the dust collector are as follows:


Dust Collector
Maximum Annual Emissions



Total Suspended Particulate Matter (TSP)


The proposed dust collector emission limits are as follows:

a.   Total suspended particulate matter (TSP) emissions from the dust collector shall not exceed 0.03 gr/dscf and shall not exceed 5.3 lbs per year. [20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 603]

b.   Adding diluent air to the gas stream to comply with Condition (a) is prohibited. [20 DCMR 603.3]

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.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this equipment. [ 20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 606.1].

The permit application and supporting documentation, along with the draft permit is 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 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 Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.