Guide to the Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee Records, 1959-1986 AIS.1992.03

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee Records
Creator
Allegheny County (Pa.). Air Pollution Advisory Committee.
Collection Number
AIS.1992.03
Date
1959-1986
Extent
3.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract
The Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee was created by the Department of Public Health to help monitor air pollution levels in Allegheny County. The collection includes meeting minutes, membership lists and correspondence, and subcommittee's meeting minutes, 1959-1986. The records also contain subject files relating to studies as well as correspondence with citizens groups focusing on the environment.

Preferred Citation

Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee Records, AIS.1992.03, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Allegheny Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee was established July 5, 1960. Its purpose is to recommend to the Board of Health additions and changes to the rules and regulations, as well as to counsel on material relative to the control of air quality in Allegheny County.

The Allegheny Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee had several subcommittees under its management. The following three are the best documented within the collection.

The Sulfur Dioxide subcommittee monitored Electrical Power Plants, Metallurgical, and Fuel Availability. The subcommittee's focus was to review the technology-cost-reliability interchange for existing and near-term sulfur emission control processes that could be used by Allegheny County industry. The subcommittee made recommendations for changes to Implementation Plans as well as clarifying laws on industry plants pollution output.

The subcommittee on Coke Quenching controlled the quality of water during the coke quenching process. This subcommittee tried to eliminate the possibility of contamination of water by other pollutants in industry plants previous to disposal.

The subcommittee on Ambient Air Quality was responsible for monitoring "hot spots". They also obtained data regarding the air quality in areas of both high and low population density. This subcommittee was responsible for minimizing the effect of adverse publicity that arose from air quality reports by releasing regular information explaining their program.

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Scope and Content

This collection reflects the activities of the Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee, 1959-1986. The records include the activities of various subcommittees as well as reports, correspondence and other papers submitted or dealing with the Advisory Committee. The collection has been organized into the following three series: Series I. Allegheny County Air Pollution Air Committee (ACAPC), Series II. ACAPC Subcommittees, Series III. Subject files, 1955-1976.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, Summer 2004

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred from the Falk Library, University of Pittsburgh to the Archives Service Center in 1992.

Processing Information

This collection was inventoried by Archives Staff in 1992 and then processed by Jaime Hamel in September 2004.

Revision for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Andy NewmanSeptember 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1403440

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Air Pollution Advisory Committee.
  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Bureau of Air Pollution Control.
  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Health Department.

Genre(s)

  • County government records
  • Membership lists

Subject(s)

  • Air -- Pollution -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Air quality -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Environment
  • Government

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Previous Citation

Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee Records, AIS.1992.03, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee, ais 92:3, Records, 1970-1977, Archives of Industrial Society, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Committee Material, 1859-1977 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains administrative files such as minutes, membership lists, environmental episode reports, control review reports and correspondence, 1959-1977.

Subseries  1. Committee Membership and Correspondence, 1970-1976 

  BoxFolder
Committee Membership Lists, 1973-1976 11
  Folder
Committee Correspondence, 1970-1975 2

Subseries  2. Committee Meeting Minutes 

  Folder
 1970-1977 3-4
  Folder
 1959-1969 5
  Folder
 1960-1967 6-7
  Folder
 1970 8
  Folder
 1971 9-12
  Folder
 1972 13-15
  Folder
 1973 16-18
  Folder
 1974 19-22
  Folder
 1975 23-24
  BoxFolder
 1975 21
  Folder
 1976 2-5
  Folder
 1977 6-8
  Folder
 1970-1977 9-10
  Folder
 1978 11-12
  Folder
 1979 13-14
  Folder
 1980 15-16
  Folder
 1981 17
  Folder
 1982 18
  Folder
 1983 19
  Folder
 1984 20
  Folder
 1985 21
  Folder
 1986 22

Subseries  3. Committee Reviews and Reports, 

  Folder
Allegheny County Air Pollution Control Review, 1974 23
  Folder
Allegheny County Air Pollution Episode, 1973-1975 24-25
  BoxFolder
Allegheny County Bureau of Air Pollution Control Implementation Plan, June 26, 1970 31
  Folder
Bureau of Air Pollution Control Measurement Report 2

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Series  II. Subcommittees, 1970-1977 

Scope and Content Notes

Series II contains research and meeting minutes of six subcommittees of the Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee from 1970-1977.

  Folder
Sulfur Dioxide Meetings, 1971-1972 3-7
  Folder
Sulfur Dioxide Subcommittee, 1971-1973 8-9
  Folder
Subcommittee on Ambient Air Quality, 1970-77 10
  Folder
Subcommittee on Construction and Testing of Blow-Thru Baghouses, January 26, 1977 11
  Folder
Subcommittee on Emission Standards for Blast Furnace Slag Quenching, March 6, 1975 12
  Folder
Fugitive Dust Subcommittee, 1972-1974 13
  Folder
Nitrogen Oxide Subcommittee, 1970-1972 14

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Series  III. Subject Files, 1955-1976 

Scope and Content Notes

Series III contains research, correspondence and press releases generated by citizens' groups and legislation from 1955-1976.

  Folder
Allegheny County Enviro-SOS, 1974-1975 15
  Folder
Allegheny County Transportation Control, 1972-1973 16
  Folder
Coke Oven Emission Control, 1971 17
  Folder
Environmental Suits, 1972-1974 18
  Folder
EPA, 1971-1976 19
  Folder
GASP, 1971-1976 20
  Folder
Health Effects Committee, 1974 21
  Folder
MRC Air Pollution Research Unit, Selected Bibliography, 1955-1970 22
  Folder
Pennsylvania, 1970-1971 23
  Folder
Pennsylvania Legislature House, 1973-1974 24
  Folder
U.S. Steel Emissions Control, 1971-1972 25
  Folder
Vulcan Materials Company, 1975 26

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