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County Council Votes YES on Air Quality Permit Fee Schedule Changes Expected to Help Enforcement & Compliance Efforts

Here’s a little bit of good news: Allegheny County Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve air quality fee schedule changes expected to help buoy the health department’s air quality enforcement and compliance efforts.

GASP strongly supported the fee schedule changes, which you can read all about here.

On Tuesday, we submitted public comments encouraging council to vote yes on the measure, as well as a petition signed by 400 residents urging members to do the same. 

“We want to give a huge thank you to council for moving this important resolution forward,” GASP Executive Director Rachel Filippini said. “We also thank the hundreds of residents who took the time to sign our petition, ensuring that the voices of residents were heard loud and clear by county council.”

The fee schedule changes now go to Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald for final approval. 

“These fee schedule changes are crucial and ensure that the county air quality program is on sound financial footing,” Filippini said. “They are a long time coming.”

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