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Public Hearing Regarding Modifications to ACHD’s Air Quality Installation/Permit Fees Set

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

Save the date: The Allegheny County Board of Health (ACHD) will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m Aug. 26 to take testimony on proposed modifications to Allegheny County Health Department Article XXI, which will revise several sections related to air quality installation and operating permit fees.

By way of background: ACHD Air Program Director Jayme Graham told the Allegheny County Board of Health at its July meeting that the department would be changing its permit fees/structure for major and minor emissions sources.

Proposed changes to the fee structure are being made, she said, to bring it in line with those of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which are being amended.

“We are bringing in less than what we need to operate,” Graham told the board before it voted to authorize the proposal to amend fee types and names for public comment.

Here’s what you need to know if you want to attend—and provide public comment at—the hearing:

  1. Oral testimony must be pre-scheduled by calling 412-578-8120 no less than 24 hours in advance of the public hearing.

  2. Speakers will be limited to five minutes and should bring a written copy of their comments.

  3. Can’t attend but want to provide testimony? Written testimony will also be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 26. Testimony can be mailed to ACHD at 301 39th Street, Building #7, Pittsburgh PA 15201-1811. Comments can also be emailed to or faxed to 412-578-8144.

Hope to see you there!

Editor’s Note: GASP staff is reviewing the proposed changes and will provide public comment closer to the hearing date.

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