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Allegheny health board to vote on drilling notification rules

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By Timothy Puko
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 5:09 p.m.
 

The Allegheny County Board of Health will vote next month on new drilling regulations that just received a positive recommendation from the board's air quality advisers.

The County Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend the board adopt the rules, according to the department. The department's Air Quality Program Regulation Subcommittee also unanimously approved the rules last month, dismissing a few objections from the state.

The rules require a series of notifications during specific stages of deep-shale gas extraction — including well boring and hydraulic fracturing — so county officials can monitor air pollution at drill sites. County officials plan to put the rules on the March 6 agenda for a final vote.

Timothy Puko is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7991 or tpuko@tribweb.com.

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