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Allegheny County Health Department Seeks Comment on Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is requesting public comment on its 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan, an annual report that provides a detailed description of how and where air pollution is monitored in Allegheny County.

The 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan is a document required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It provides the specific location of each monitoring station, siting criteria, monitoring methods and objectives, frequency of sampling, pollutants measured at each station, and aerial photographs showing their physical location.

The network includes the following 10 locations within the county: Avalon, Clairton, Flag Plaza (Downtown), Glassport, Harrison, Lawrenceville, Liberty, North Braddock, Parkway East (Wilkinsburg), and South Fayette.

One or more of the following pollutants is measured at each site: Sulfur dioxide, Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen oxides, total reactive nitrogen, Ozone, PM10, PM2.5, and other air toxics.

All correspondence must include first and last name and a complete mailing address.

Comments may be submitted via e-mail to david.good@alleghenycounty.us or by mail to:

Allegheny County Health Department

Attention: David D. Good

Air Quality Program

301 39th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

GASP’s attorneys are currently reviewing the document and will be submitting formal written comments. Check back, we will also have a blog with a breakdown of the plan as well as sample language and information to help you submit your own comments – ensuring that county leaders hear the voices of residents.

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