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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1333


Air Quality Open House Public Meeting and Hearing

[26 Pa.B. 3954]

   The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is working with local stakeholders to help the southwest Pennsylvania area meet the health-related ground level ozone standards. This Southwestern Pennsylvania Ozone Stakeholders Group was brought together by the Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation to evaluate the ground level ozone air pollution problem and agree on actions needed to achieve the public health ozone standard. Preliminary information is now available for public comment.

   The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposes to submit this information to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as a revision of the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone.

   The submission includes ozone modeling for the Southwest Nonattainment Area and a list of available control options to meet the ozone health-based air quality standard. DEP is seeking comments on both the modeling, which predicts improvements in air quality from potential emission reductions, and the list of control options available for consideration.

   There will be an informal open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 1996, at the following location: YWCA, Room 208, 2nd Floor, 305 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA.

   Representatives from the Stakeholders, DOT and DEP will be present to explain their process and progress to date, solicit input and respond to questions. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., DEP will hold a formal SIP public hearing regarding the ozone air quality modeling and the list of available control options. More information is available at the DEP website described below.

   Persons who wish to present testimony at the hearing should contact Karen Matter at (717) 787-9495 or at the address given within this notice by September 18, 1996, to reserve a time to present testimony. Persons who do not reserve a time will be able to testify after preregistered witnesses. Keep oral testimony to 10 minutes for each witness. Please submit three written copies of the oral testimony at the hearing. Each organization should designate one witness to present testimony on its behalf.

   Persons interested in submitting written comments should send the comments to J. Wick Havens, Chief, Division of Air Resource Management, at the address given within this notice on or before September 20, 1996. Copies of the proposed revision may be obtained from the Bureau of Air Quality, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 12th Floor, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468 or by telephone at (717) 787-4310 (e-mail: This proposal is also available on the DEP Web site at (choose Public Participation Center/Proposals Open for Comment).

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding, should contact J. Wick Havens at the above address or telephone number; or for TDD users, the AT&T Relay Service at 1 (800) 654-5984 to discuss how the Department can best accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1333. Filed for public inspection August 16, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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