County health board seeks comments on air-quality plan

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The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until March 5 on a revised fine-particulate air-quality plan for the Liberty/Clairton area.

The revised plan demonstrates attainment of the 2006 national air quality standards for fine particulates in the Liberty/Clairton area by 2014 based on emission reductions and air-dispersion modeling, the board said. It will consider all public comments before finalizing and voting on the revised plan.

A public hearing on the plan will be held Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Clairton City School District, 501 Waddell Ave., Clairton. Testimony must be pre-scheduled by calling 412-578-8008 no less than 24 hours in advance. Speakers will be limited to five minutes and will be asked to submit a written copy of their testimony.

Those unable to present testimony at the hearing have until March 5 to submit comments via email to, fax at 412-578-8325 or mail at Allegheny County Board of Health, 3333 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

The revised air quality plan is posted on the Health Department's web also is available for public review Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allegheny county Health Department Document Control Room, Clack Health Center, Building 7, and at the Allegheny County Law Library, Room 921, City County Building, Grant Street, Downtown. A printed copy can be obtained via mail by calling 412-578-8120.

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