Public Comments

Delivering public comments to regulators is a crucial component of what GASP does.  When federal, state, or local changes to regulations are proposed, stakeholders generally have a window of time wherein they can submit comments and have the regulators read and respond to them.  GASP delivers comments in person when possible, and in writing, often submitting more detailed written comments than those we present verbally.

Giving comments makes a great impact.  Stuffed mailboxes and lines of citizens wishing to speak show the regulators that we are watching, and that our voices need heard.  Below are some recent comments that GASP has delivered. Please contact us if you wish to deliver comments on upcoming regulations, need help crafting your comments, or even if you want to carpool to deliver comments together.

Learn more by reading through our Citizen Handbook for making effective comments on air quality issues.

Title V Permits

Guardian Industries, Installation Permit #0023-I006, Comments to Allegheny County Board of Health, April 10, 2014.
Ashland Inc., Operating Permit #0032, Comments to Allegheny County Board of Health, July 12, 2012.
Guardian Industries, Operating Permit #0023, Comments to Allegheny County Board of Health, July 12, 2012.
Edgar Thompson Steel Mill, Comments to Allegheny County Board of Health, October 17, 2011
Edgar Thompson Steel Mill, Comments to Allegheny County Board of Health, September 21, 2010
Clairton Coke Works, Comments to Allegheny County Board of Health, July 19, 2010

Marcellus Shale

Proposed Revisions to 25 Pa. Code Chapters 78, Comments to PA EQB, March 14, 2014.
Mountain Gathering, LLC–Forward and Jefferson Compressor Stations, Settlement Agreement, December 3, 2013.
Mountain Gathering, LLC–Homer City PP Compressor Station, Comments to PA DEP, August 26, 2013.
Appalachian Midstream Services, LLC–Buffalo Compressor Station, Comments to WV DEP, June 21, 2013.
Construction of Forward Compressor Station and Jefferson Compressor Station, Appeal to PA DEP, May 29, 2013.
Draft Class II General Permit G70-A, Comments to WV DEP, May 17, 2013.
Testimony to the PA House Democratic Democratic Policy Hearing, May 2, 2013.
Changes to Model General Permit for Oil and Gas Well Site Operations, Comments to OH EPA, March 22, 2013.
Plan Approval and Operating Permit Exemption List, Comments to PA DEP, March 19, 2013.
Peoples Natural Gas Company, LLC Truittsburg Compressor Station, Comments to PA DEP, January 21, 2013.
2012 Comments
2011 Comments
2010 Comments

Clean Air Transport Rule

Testimony of Jamin Bogi, Comments to EPA, August 26, 2010
Testimony of Joseph Osborne, Comments to EPA, August 26, 2010

Liberty-Clairton State Implementation Plan (SIP)

Draft Revision for Attainment Demonstration for the Liberty-ClairtonPM2.5 Nonattainment Area, Comments to ACHD, March 5, 2013
Proposed Attainment Demonstration for the Liberty-Clairton PM2.5 Nonattainment Area, Comments to ACHD, January 21, 2010
Attachments for Proposed Attainment Demonstration for the Liberty-Clairton PM2.5 Nonattainment Area, January 21, 2010

Miscellaneous

Draft Policy on Public Participation in the Permit Review Process, Comments to PA DEP, August 27, 2013.
Response to Memo from Rep. Evankovich to transfer air regulations responsibility from ACHD to PA DEP, Comments to ACHD, July 10, 2013.
Policy for Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area low RVP gasoline requirement, Comments to PA DEP, December 31, 2012
Policy for Air Toxics Review of Installation Permit Applications, Comments to ACHD, September 19, 2012
Policy for Air Toxics Review of Installation Permit Applications, Comments to ACHD, August 13, 2012
Proposals Regarding Outdoor-Wood Fired Boilers, Comments to ACHD, January 19, 2012
Dice Compressor Station, Comments to ACHD, July 26, 2011