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Draft Air Quality Permits 6892-R1 through 6900-R1 - Army Corps of Engineers

Friday, May 31, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

Draft Air Quality Permits 6892-R1 through 6900-R1, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Aqueduct, Operation of three existing 5.24 MMBTU/hr dual fuel-fired boilers at the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant, 5900 MacArthur Blvd NW

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 20 DCMR §210, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC, intends to issue permits (Nos. 6334-R2, 6335-R2 and 6336-R2) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Aqueduct to operate three identical dual fuel-fired (natural gas and No. 2 fuel oil) boilers, rated at 5.24 MMBtu/hr heat input each, and located  at the Dalwcarlia Water Treatment Plant, 5900 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington  DC 20016.  The contact person for the facility is Shabir A. Choudhary, Section Chief, WEE Section, phone number: (202) 764-27271. 

Boilers to be Permitted

   Equipment

Location

Emission Unit

 ID

Model Number

Serial

Number

Natural Gas /No. 2 Fuel Oil Rating (MMBTU/hr)

Permit Number

 Dalecarlia WTP

  5900 MacArthur Blvd. NW

  Washington, DC

Hurst Boiler #1

S4-X-125-15

S625-15-27

5.24/5.24

6334-R2

 Dalecarlia WTP

 5900 MacArthur Blvd. NW

 Washington, DC

Hurst Boiler #2

S4-X-125-15

S625-15-28

5.24/5.24

6335-R2

 Dalecarlia WTP

 5900 MacArthur Blvd. NW

 Washington, DC

Hurst Boiler #3

S4-X-125-15

S625-15-26

5.24/5.24

6336-R2

Emissions:

The estimated maximum annual emissions from each of the three (3) 5.24 MMBtu/hr dual fuel-fired (natural gas and No. 2 fuel-oil) boilers, assuming 8,760 hours per year of operation at maximum capacity on the highest-polluting allowable fuel, are expected to be as follows:

                                                   

Maximum Annual Emissions for Each Boiler

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.54

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

1.18

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

3.28

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.13

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.93

The proposed boiler emission limits are as follows:

    1. Each of the boilers (identified as Hurst Boiler #1, Hurst Boiler #2, and Hurst Boiler #3) shall not emit pollutants in excess of those specified in the following table [20 DCMR 201]:

Pollutant

 

Short-Term Limit

(Natural Gas) (lb/hr)

Short-Term Limit

(No. 2 Fuel oil) (lb/hr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.441

0.187

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.525

0.748

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)1

0.040

0.123

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.003

0.269

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.029

0.029

1PM Total includes both filterable and condensable fractions.

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the boilers, 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]

  1. Total suspended particulate matter (TSP) emissions from the each of the boilers shall not be greater than 0.12 pounds per million BTU. [20 DCMR 600.1].

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 903.1]

The permit applications and supporting documentation, along with the draft permits 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 set of permits.

 

Comments on the draft set of permits and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

 

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

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington
, DC 20002

[email protected]

 

No comments or hearing requests submitted after July 1, 2019 will be accepted.

 

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