Public Comments Sought on Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan

Plan Is Being Updated to Show Continuing Attainment of National Air Quality Standards

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until May 6 on a proposed change in the County’s plan for maintaining compliance with carbon monoxide air quality standards and will hold a hearing on the revision on Tuesday, April 30, at 10 a.m., at the Clack Health Center, Building 7, 301 Thirty-ninth Street, Lawrenceville.

The proposed change will incorporate the 2008 base year carbon monoxide emissions inventory and typical winter day carbon monoxide emissions into the maintenance plan.  The plan is updated every 10 years to show the County’s continuing attainment of national air quality standards for carbon monoxide. 

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 May 6 to submit comments via email, fax or mail to: comments@achd.net; 412-578-8325; or Allegheny County Board of Health, 3333 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

The proposed revision is posted on the Health Department’s web site, www.achd.net, 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 Document Control Room, Building 7, Clack Health Center, 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 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 revision.

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