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Petitioner’s Committee has filed a Proposed Clean Air Ordinance

PROPOSED City of Allentown Clean Air Ordinance

CITY OF ALLENTOWN
LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE OF CITY OF ALLENTOWN, LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHING AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND EMISSION STANDARDS AND PROVIDING FOR CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES AND OTHER ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

WHEREAS, the United States of America Clean Air Act, as amended, including Amendments of 1989, and the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act of January 9, 1960 (P.L. 2119), as amended, provide in part for the better protection of the health, general welfare and property of the people of the Commonwealth by the abatement, reduction and prevention of the pollution of the air by smokes, fumes, gases, odors, mists, vapors, and similar matter, or any combination thereof; and

WHEREAS, the Federal and Commonwealth Legislatures have granted the power to local municipalities to adopt more stringent air pollution standards than those provided within the cited Acts, as affirmed by the adoption of section 12 of Act 95 of 1992, 35 P.S.§4012; and

WHEREAS, local municipalities have thus been empowered with the right to enact ordinances in protecting and preserving the ambient air quality; and

WHEREAS, Allentown’s ambient air quality is a matter of vital concern to the residents of the City; and

WHEREAS, the City of Allentown is of the opinion that increased introduction of air contaminants within the City would have an adverse effect on the ambient air quality; and

WHEREAS, the City of Allentown has determined that the impact of increased air contaminants should be borne by those introducing the contaminants; and

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Download the Proposed City of Allentown Clean Air Ordinance