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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Virginia Electric and Power Co

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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Virginia Electric and Power Co. dba Dominion Virginia Power at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Notice is hereby given that the Virginia Electric and Power Co. dba Dominion Virginia Power  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 twelve (12) diesel fired emergency generators ranging in size from 150 kW to 2,700 kW at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Lesley J. McNair), located at 4th and P Streets SW, Washington DC.  The contact person for the applicant is Mr. Andy Gates, at (804) 273-2950.

The equipment owned by Virginia Electric and Power Co. at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has the potential to emit 51.77 tons per year (TPY) of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 0.03 TPY of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 0.44 TPY of particulate matter (PM), 0.84 TPY of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 5.21 TPY of carbon monoxide, and 3,734.82 TPY of carbon dioxide. 

With the potential to emit approximately 51.77 tons per year of NOx, the source has the potential to emit greater than the District’s major source threshold of 25 tons per year of NOx.  Additionally, these units constitute a support facility for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which is a separately permitted major source.  Therefore, the facility is classified as a major source of air pollution and is subject to 20 DCMR Chapter 3 and must obtain an operating permit under that regulation.

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) 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 #043 has been prepared.

The application, the draft permit, 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 District Department of the Environment, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002.

A public hearing on this permitting action will not be held unless DDOE 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.  Hearing requests or comments should be directed to Stephen S. Ours, DDOE Air Quality Division, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002.  Questions about this permitting action should be directed to Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747 or [email protected]. Comments or hearing requests will not be accepted after September 2, 2014, unless they have been postmarked by that date.