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Notice of Draft Title V Permit Significant Modification Public Comment Period – Providence Hospital

Friday, June 15, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Public Comment Period on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit No. 008-R2-A1 Significant Modification for Providence Hospital

Notice is hereby given that Providence Hospital has applied for a Title V air quality permit significant modification pursuant to the requirements of Title 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Chapters 2 and 3 (20 DCMR Chapters 2 and 3) and that the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is proposing to issue a permit modification (#008-R2-A1) in response to this application. The facility is located at 1150 Varnum Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. This permit modification only revises Condition III(a) of the permit to remove the old Boiler 1 and to include a new Condition III(e) covering the new Boiler 1. No other portions of the permit are affected. This action does not extend the expiration date of the permit.

The contact person for the facility is DeMaris Woods, Interim Director, Facilities Management - Providence Hospital at 202-854-7774 or [email protected].

Providence Hospital has the potential to emit greater than the District’s major source threshold of 25 tons per year of NOx.  Therefore, the facility is classified as a major source of air pollution and is subject to 20 DCMR Chapter 3 and must obtain an operating permit modification when applicable under the regulation.

Impact on Emissions

The following table shows the impact of the replacement of Boiler 1 on the potential to emit (PTE) of the facility.

 

FACILITY WIDE EMISSIONS SUMMARY [TONS PER YEAR]

Criteria Pollutants

Potential Emissions

Before Boiler Replacement

Potential Emissions of New Boiler 1

Potential Emissions of Replaced Boiler 1

Total New Potential Emissions of the Facility

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.60

0.09

0.22

0.47

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

85.11

4.90

20.77

69.24

Total Particulate Matter, including condensables (PM Total)

7.19

1.03

2.08

6.14

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

3.46

1.74

0.78

4.42

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

44.15

7.93

11.97

40.11

With the potential to emit 69.25 tons per year of NOx, the source has the potential to emit greater than the District’s major source threshold of 25 tons per year of NOx. Therefore the facility is classified as a major source of air pollution and is subject to 20 DCMR Chapter 3 and must obtain an operating permit under the regulation.

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has reviewed the permit application and related documents and has made a preliminary determination that the applicant meets all applicable air quality requirements promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District.  Therefore, draft permit #008-R2-A1 has been prepared.

The application, the draft permit, and all other materials submitted by the applicant [except those entitled to confidential treatment under 20 DCMR 301.1(c)] considered in making this preliminary determination are available for public review during normal business hours at the offices of the Department of Energy and Environment, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002. Copies of the draft permit and related fact sheet are available at https://doee.dc.gov/service/public-notices-hearings.

A public hearing on this permitting action will not be held unless DOEE has received a request for such a hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice.  Interested parties may also submit written comments on the permitting action.


Comments on the draft permit 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 16, 2018 will be accepted.


For more information, please contact Olivia Achuko at (202) 535-2997 or [email protected].