2012-03-02


Comment Period Extended, Public Hearing Set on Air Quality Permit

For Allegheny County’s First Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Compressor Station


Contact:Guillermo Cole, Health Department
412-578-8004 office

In response to requests from the public, the Allegheny County Health Department has decided to extend the comment period and also schedule a public hearing on a proposed air quality installation permit for a compressor station at a Marcellus Shale natural gas production site in Frazer Township. 

The compressor station, fueled solely by clean-burning natural gas, is classified as a minor source and not expected to have a significant impact on air quality.  Superior Appalachian Pipeline plans to build the compressor station on Kissick Lane.     

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 27, at 6 p.m., at the Clack Health Center, Building 7, 301 Thirty-Ninth Street, Lawrenceville.  In addition, the deadline for public comments will be extended from March 8 to March 27.

Testimony at the hearing must be scheduled in advance, by calling 412-578-8115, by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23.  Speakers are limited to five minutes and asked to submit a written copy of their testimony.

Comments may also be submitted until March 27 via email, fax or mail to:  aqpermits@achd.net; 412-578-8144; or Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program, 301 Thirty-Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

The proposed permit is posted on the Health Department’s web site, www.achd.net, and also available for review Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Health Department’s Air Quality Program office located in Lawrenceville.

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