PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 228 - FUGITIVE DUST - LAKE TAHOE AIR BASIN
(Adopted 06-19-79; Revised 10-19-93)

This Rule shall apply to the Lake Tahoe Air Basin portion of the District.

  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 operation, or construction or demolition of building 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, trailers, or other vehicles transporting materials which can create airborne 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 road or thoroughfare to be used, constructed, altered, or repaired 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 asphalt, oil, water or suitable chemicals on dirt roads;
    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 publicly maintained 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. A reasonable long range schedule for necessary road improvements must be submitted to support the Air Pollution Control Officer's granting such an exemption.