|May 4, 2011|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
A public meeting regarding Air Toxic Guidelines will be held
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 4
Avalon Borough Building
640 California Ave, Pittsburgh 15202
Allegheny County continues to release more toxic chemicals than Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties combined! These chemicals damage our environment and harm our health.
The Allegheny County Health Department uses the Air Toxic Guidelines to control future sources of pollution. The current version of the Guidelines is more than 20 years old. Currently, a committee of academics, industry professionals and environmental advocates is working to develop a new set of guidelines for the Health Department, but YOUR input is lso needed.
The public is invited comment on questions such as:
- Should the Air Toxic Guidelines be a regulation that is enforceable in the courts?
- Should the cumulative pollution impact of all industry in an area be considered?
- Should the guidelines address all sources of pollution, or only new ones?
- Who has the final say on whether or not a permit gets issued?
For more information, contact Julie St. John at jstjohn[at]cleanwater[dot]org or 412.765.3053