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ACHD Issues $1,755 Civil Penalty Against Pittsburgh Cremation Services

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) on June 8 filed an enforcement order against Pittsburgh Cremation Services for failing to submit an application to renew its minor source operating permit.

Minor source operating permits are valid for five years. Pittsburgh Cremation Services permit expired more than two years ago – May 30, 2018. The enforcement order also indicates that the company failed to submit required semi-annual reports.

ACHD noted in the enforcement order that Pittsburgh Cremation Services was “reluctant, slow, took some corrective action but not all reasonable action.”

Both are violations of Allegheny County’s Air Pollution Control Regulations.

Pittsburgh Cremation Services had 30 days to pay the civil penalty, as well as the two most recent semi-annual reports. Within 60 days of the date of the order, the company must submit an application to renew its minor source operating permit.

It was not immediately clear whether Pittsburgh Cremation Services paid the fine and reports – no further details were shared on the ACHD website. No associated appeal has been published on the ACHD appeals docket.

Editor’s Note: ACHD on Aug. 13 posted information regarding several enforcement actions. One of them was related to emissions issues at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson facility, which you can read about on our blog.

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