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Health Dept. Seeks Input on Air Monitoring Plan

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
May 26, 2016
Posted in: Announcements

The Allegheny County Health Department is requesting public comment on its Air Monitoring Network Plan for 2017.

The complete report is posted on the Air Quality Program’s section of the Health Department’s web site and may be found at www.achd.net/air. (Download the PDF here)

A 63-page document required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the report provides a detailed description of how and where air pollution is monitored at 14 locations in Allegheny County, including sites in Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and North Braddock.

The report 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 proximity to air pollution sources.

Comments may be submitted via e-mail until 4:30 p.m. June 23 to Darrell Stern, Chief of Air Monitoring, at darrell.stern@alleghenycounty.us.

Written comments should be received by the close of business June 23 and may be sent by U.S. Mail to Darrell Stern, Chief of Air Monitoring, Allegheny County Health Department, 301 39th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Originally published May 26, 2016.

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