2012-12-19


Board of Health Seeks Public Comments on Regulatory Changes

  

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until January 9 on proposed changes to County air quality regulations and will hold a hearing on the proposed changes Friday, January 4, at 10 a.m., at the Clack Health Center, Bldg. 7, 301 Thirty-Ninth Street, Lawrenceville.

The changes are minor revisions updating the list of state and federal standards in the ambient air quality standards section and references to governing authorities and entities in the enforcement section.  

Testimony at the public hearing must be scheduled in advance, by calling 412-578-8008, no later than 24 hours ahead of time, by 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 3.  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 January 9 to submit comments via email, fax or mail to:  boh@achd.net; 412-578-8325; or Allegheny County Board of Health, 3333 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

The proposed changes are posted on the   Health Department website, and also available for public review Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Allegheny County Health Department Library, Clack Health Center, Building 7, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Allegheny County Law Library, Room 921, City-County Building, Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh. A printed copy of the amendments 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 changes.