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Public comment sought on changes to emissions

 


The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until August 27 on proposed changes to county air quality regulations for emissions inventory reporting and will hold a hearing on the revisions on Friday, Aug. 22, at 10:00 a.m ., at the Clack Health Center, Building 7, 301 Thirty-Ninth Street, Lawrenceville.

The proposed changes relate to electronic submittals; annual due dates; emission levels for annual reporting; exemptions from annual reporting; supporting documentation; and time allowed for revisions.

Testimony at the public hearing must be pre-scheduled by calling 412-578-8120, no less than 24 hours in advance. Speakers are limited to five minutes and asked to submit a written copy of their testimony.

Those unable to present testimony at the hearing have until August 27 to submit comments via email, fax or mail to: aqcomments@achd.net; 412-578-8144; or Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program, 301 Thirty-Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1891.

The proposed amendments are posted on the Health Department’s web site, http://www.achd.net, and also available for public review Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m ., at the Allegheny County Health Department Document Control Room, Clack Health Center, Building 7; and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m ., at the Allegheny County Law Library, Room 921, City-County Building, Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh. A printed copy of the revisions can be requested and obtained via mail by calling 412-578-8120.

The Board of Health will consider all public comments before finalizing and voting on the revisions. The amendments will be submitted as a revision to Allegheny County’s portion of the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan.

 

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