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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6118-R2 – Smithsonian Institution

Friday, September 12, 2014


Proposed Air Quality Permit 6118-R2 – Smithsonian Institution, One existing 100 kW natural gas fired emergency generator set at the Freer Gallery of Art at 1050 Independence Avenue 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 an air quality permit (#6118-R2) to operate an existing 100 kW emergency generator set with a 162 horsepower natural gas fired engine at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art located at 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20560. The contact person for the facility is Jason Sawyer at (202) 633-1560.

The permit application and supporting documentation, along with 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 public 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 October 13, 2014 will be accepted.

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