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Notice of Public Comment Period – Draft Air Quality Permit 7209, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Friday, August 3, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

Draft Air Quality Permit 7209, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Construction and operation of a 7-Color Sheet-Fed, Non-Heatset, Offset, Lithographic Printing Press at 14th and C Streets SW

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 an air quality permit No. 7209 to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, to construct and operate one (1) new press, identified as a Komori Lithrone SX729 (LSX729) seven-color, non-heatset, sheet-fed lithographic printing press, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Main Building, A Wing, Room A-170, 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.

Emissions

The maximum potential emissions from the unit is expected to be no greater than the following:

Pollutant

Estimated Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.97

Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP)

0.19

The proposed emission limits are summarized as follows:

a.   The maximum annual emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) resulting from the operation of the press shall not exceed 0.97 tons per 12-month rolling period. [20 DCMR 201]

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the press. [20 DCMR 606.1]

c.   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 application to operate the press and 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.


Comments on the proposed permit and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:


Stephen S. Ours, P.E.    
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 September 4, 2018 will be accepted.

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