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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6109-R2 – Smithsonian Institution

Friday, October 24, 2014


Proposed Air Quality Permit 6109-R2 – Smithsonian Institution, One existing 505 kW diesel fired emergency generator set at the National Air & Space Museum, 601 Independence Avenue SW

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 air quality permit No. 6109-R2 to the Smithsonian Institution to operate one 505 kWe emergency generator set with a 565 kWm (758 HP) diesel fired engine at the National Air & Space Museum, located at 601 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560. The contact person for facility is Tony Towler, Engineering Technician at (202) 633-4734.  The applicant’s mailing address is 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, MRC 132, Washington, DC 20560.

The permit application and supporting documentation, along with the draft permit 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.

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 November 24, 2014 will be accepted.

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