Health Board Seeks Public Comments On Revised Air Quality Plan

Projects Attainment of Air Quality Standards in Liberty/Clairton Area by 2014

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until March 5 on a revised fine particulate air quality plan for the Liberty/Clairton area and will hold a hearing on the plan on Tuesday, February 19, at 6 p.m., at the Clairton City School District, 501 Waddell Avenue, Clairton.

The revised plan demonstrates attainment of the 2006 national air quality standards for fine particulates (PM 2.5) in the Liberty/Clairton area by 2014, based on emission reductions and air-dispersion modeling.

Testimony at the public hearing must be pre-scheduled, by calling 412-578-8008, 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 March 5 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 revised air quality plan is posted on the Health Department’s web site, World Wide Web Icon www.achd.net, and also available for public review Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Allegheny County Health Department Document Control Room, 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 plan 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 revised plan.

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