Public Invited To Comment On New Air Toxics Guidelines

Board of Health Accepting Comments Until August 13

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments on proposed new air toxics guidelines for evaluating the health impact of new or significantly modified sources of air pollution.

The guidelines, which are to be followed by the Health Department’s Air Quality Program when reviewing installation permit applications, are posted on the Health Department’s web site at World Wide Web Icon www.achd.net and also can be obtained by calling 412-578-8120 to request a mailed copy.

Written comments will be accepted until August 13, 2012, and may be submitted 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 Board of Health will consider all public comments before finalizing and voting on the proposed new guidelines at its next regular meeting on Wednesday, September 5.

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