Updated: Sep 14
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) in a press release Monday announced it is requesting public comment on its 2021 Air Monitoring Network Plan, an annual report which provides a detailed description of how and where air pollution is monitored in Allegheny County.
The 2021 Air Monitoring Network Plan is a document required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It 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 physical location.
The network includes the following 13 locations within the county: Avalon, Clairton, Flag Plaza (Downtown), Glassport, Harrison, Lawrenceville, Liberty, Lincoln, Manchester, North Braddock, North Park, 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 other air toxics.
All correspondence must include first and last names and a complete mailing address. Comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.
Comments may be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to:
Allegheny County Health Department
Attention: David D. Good
Air Quality Program
301 39th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Editor’s Note: GASP is currently reviewing the plan. Check back for more info.