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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6870 – Georgetown University

Friday, November 7, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6870 – Georgetown University, One existing cold cleaning solvent degreaser at 3700 Georgetown University 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 air quality permit #6870 to Georgetown University to construct and operate a cold-cleaning degreaser at the Georgetown University, Southwest Quad Building, 3700 O Street NW, Washington DC. The contact person for the facility is Greg Simmons at (202) 594-6523

The proposed emission limit is as follows:

a.   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 Cold-Cleaning  are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.147

The application to construct and operate the cold-cleaning degreaser and the draft 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 December 8, 2014 will be accepted.

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