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University of New Mexico Hospitals, 2211 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

University of New Mexico Hospitals requests a modification to their air quality permit in Application #0953-M5

The applicant is requesting to modify Permit #0953-M4-2TR with the following:

  • The applicant proposes to construct a new hospital tower with a central utility plant (CUP) to support the new tower. Within the CUP, the applicant requests to install the following equipment:
    1. Four (4) dual-fuel boilers each rated at 6 MMBtu/hr and three (3) cooling towers, each rated at 6,723 gal/min. The proposed operating hours for the four (4) dual-fuel boilers and three (3) cooling towers are 8,760 hours per year.
    2. Four (4) diesel-fired back-up emergency generators each rated at 2,922 HP. The proposed generators would provide back-up power to the facility when there is a loss of commercial power. The applicant requests to operate each unit for 400 hours per year.
  • Remaining proposed units not associated with the CUP:
    1. Three (3) additional cooling towers that are associated with existing hospital operations are proposed to be included in the permit, each rated at 2,400 gal/min. The three (3) cooling towers are proposed to operate at 8,760 hours per year.
    2. The applicant requests to replace two existing boilers with two larger units each rated at 23.43 MMBtu/hr and fired on natural gas. The boilers are proposed to operate at 8,760 hours per year.
    3. The applicant requests to install one diesel-fired emergency generator rated at 324 HP to be located next to the BBRP facility. The proposed generator would provide back-up power to the facility when there is a loss of commercial power. The applicant requests to operate the unit for 400 hours per year.

Important Dates:

Comment Period Start Date: August 29, 2022
Comment End Date: September 28, 2022
Decision Due Date: November 20, 2022

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