The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until March 6 on proposed changes to county air quality regulations.
A hearing on the revisions is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, March 1 at the Clack Health Center, Building 7, 301 39th St. in Lawrenceville.
Proposed changes include opacity limits for soaking emissions from coke oven standpipes; definition of soaking emissions from standpipe caps; and revisions related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review time for proposed operating permits.
Testimony at the public hearing must be pre-scheduled, by calling 412-578-8008, no fewer than 24 hours in advance. Speakers will be limited to five minutes and are asked to submit a written copy of their testimony.
Those unable to present testimony at the hearing have until March 6 to submit comments via email, fax or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-578-8325; or to Allegheny County Board of Health, 3333 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Proposed amendments are posted on the health department’s web site: www.achd.net. The proposals are also available for public review from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Allegheny County Health Department's 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 revisions.
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