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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6377 – U.S. Department of the Treasury

Friday, November 7, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6377 – U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, One existing nickel electroforming and plating line at 14th and C Streets 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  (#6377) to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing to operate a D200M nickel electroforming/plating line for intaglio printing plates and dies, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, located at 14th and C Streets SW, Washington DC.  The contact person for the facility is David Kaczka, Environmental Compliance Manager, Office of Environment, Health & Safety at (202) 874-2107.  The applicant’s mailing address is 14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   The maximum nickel emissions from the operation of the nickel electroforming/plating line for the manufacture of intaglio printing plates shall not exceed 3.16E-04 lb/hr and 0.002 ton/yr. [20 DCMR 201]

b.   The maximum sulfuric acid emissions from the operation of the nickel electroforming/plating line for the manufacture of intaglio printing plates shall not exceed 1.9E-03 lb/hr and 0.0083 ton/yr. [20 DCMR 201]

c.   Visible emissions shall not exceed zero percent opacity from the nickel electroforming/plating line for the manufacture of intaglio printing plates. [20 DCMR 201 and 20 DCMR 606.1]

d.   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]

The estimated maximum emissions from the Nickel Electroforming/Plating Line are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Nickel (Ni)

0.002

Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4)

0.0083

The application to operate the nickel electroforming/plating line 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.