EL DORADO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 223 - FUGITIVE DUST

  1. No person may cause, suffer, allow, or permit any fine material to be handled, transported, or stored without taking precautions determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer to be necessary. Such precautions may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Application of water or suitable chemicals or other specified covering on materials stockpiles, wrecking activity, excavation, grading, sweeping, clearing of land, solid waste disposal operations, or construction or demolition of buildings or structures;
    2. Installation and use of hoods, fans and filters to enclose, collect, and clean the emissions of dusty materials;
    3. Covering or wetting at all times when in motion of open-bodies trucks, trailer or other vehicles transporting materials which create a nuisance by generating particulate matter in areas where the general public has access.
  2. No person responsible for the ownership or maintenance of a road or thoroughfare may cause, suffer, allow, or permit a nuisance to develop as a result of any use, construction, alteration or repair of that road or thoroughfare. The responsible person shall take precautions determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer to be necessary to prevent a nuisance. Such precautions may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Application of asphalt, oil, water or suitable chemicals on dirt road;
    2. Paving of public or commercial parking surfaces;
    3. Removal from paved streets and parking surfaces of earth or other material which has a tendency to become airborne;
    4. Alternate means of control as approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
  3. This rule shall not apply to fugitive dust from unpaved roads where no nuisance or health hazard is created by its usage or where it is demonstrated to the Air Pollution Control Officer that no means are available to finance the necessary road Improvements immediately.
  4. This rule shall not apply to the use of agricultural equipment necessary for the growing or harvesting of crops, including timber, or raising fowl or animals.