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Allegheny County Health Department Seeks Written Comment on 2023 Air Monitoring Network Plan

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is seeking written public comment on its draft 2023 Air Monitoring Network Plan, an annual report that provides a detailed description of how and where air pollution is monitored in Allegheny County.

Air Monitoring Network Plans are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and provide 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 locations.

The 2023 plan is substantially similar to the 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan except for the proposed move to the air monitoring station from the Clack Campus in Lawrenceville to Fulton Street on the Northside.

The county’s air monitoring network includes nine locations: Avalon, Clairton, Flag Plaza, 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 air toxics.

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

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

Allegheny County Health Department Seeks Comment on Revised Coke Oven Regulations

The Allegheny County Board of Health is seeking written public comments on proposed modifications to Allegheny County Health Department Article XXI, along with the corresponding sections of County Ordinance 16782, that will revise:

  • §2105.21, “Coke Ovens and Coke Oven Gas” and related portions of §2101.20,
    “Definitions;” and
  • §2109.01, “Inspections” Portion of these changes will be submitted as revisions to Allegheny County’s portion of the
    Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan as delineated in the associated Technical Support
    Document.

The proposed SIP revisions are available on the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Air Quality website at www.alleghenycounty.us/regs-sips. Written copies may be obtained by calling 412-578-8103.

Comments will be accepted at aqcomments@alleghenycounty.us through May 17.

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