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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6927 – The George Washington University

Friday, September 26, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6927 – The George Washington University, One 180 kW natural gas fired emergency generator set at Gelman Library, 2130 H Street NW

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 51.161, and D.C. Official Code §2-505, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue Permit #6927 to the George Washington University to operate one Kohler emergency generator set with a Doosan D111TIC natural gas-fired engine, located in Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is James Schrote, Executive Director, Facilities Services, at (202) 994-0543.

Emergency Generator to be Permitted

Equipment Location 

Address

Generator Size

Engine Size  

Permit No.

George Washington University

Gelman Library

2130 H Street NW

Washington, DC

180 kW

302 bhp (225 kW)

6927

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions from the unit shall not exceed those in the following table, as measured according to the procedures set forth in 40 CFR 89, Subpart E  [40 CFR 60.4233(e), and 40 CFR 60 Subpart JJJJ, Table 1]:

Emission Standards

Pollutant

g/hp-hr

NOx

2.0

CO

4.0

VOC

1.0

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the generator, except that 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, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment [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 estimated emissions from the emergency generator set are as follows:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.58

0.645

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.0381

.00953

Total Particulate Matter , PM (Total)

0.0196

0.00491

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.0508

0.0127

Sulfur Dioxide (SOx)

0.00116

0.000289

The application to operate the emergency generator and the draft renewal permit and supporting documents 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 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 proposed permit and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

Stephen S. Ours
Chief, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division

District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

[email protected]

No written comments or hearing requests postmarked after October 27, 2014 will be accepted.

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