SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
 

RULE 8020 - FUGITIVE DUST REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTROL OF FINE PARTICULATE MATTER (PM-10) FROM CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION, EXCAVATION, AND EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES



(Adopted October 21, 1993; Amended April 25, 1996)


1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this Rule is to limit fugitive dust emissions from construction, demolition, excavation, and related activities.

2.0 Applicability

This Rule applies to any construction, demolition, excavation, extraction, and water mining related disturbances of soil, including land clearing, grubbing, scraping, ground excavation, land leveling, grading, cut and fill operations, travel on the site, travel on access roads to and from the site, and demolition activities. The Rule is also applicable to the initial construction of landfills prior to commencement of landfill operations.

3.0 Definitions

4.0 Exemptions

In addition to the exemptions established in Rule 8010, the following exemptions are established for this Rule:

5.0 Requirements

Section 5.1 sets forth requirements for any area of a construction site on which land preparation activities are occurring. The provisions of section 5.2 are applicable to inactive disturbed areas of a construction site. Section 5.3 applies to unpaved on-site roads and off-site unpaved access roads. Section 5.4 sets forth requirements for the prevention and removal of mud and dirt carryout. Section 5.5 sets forth requirements for storage of construction vehicles, equipment, and materials.

6.0 Alternative Compliance Plan

If special conditions exist which will unreasonably prevent compliance with the requirements in section 5.0 of this Rule, the owner/operator may submit and request approval of an Alternative Compliance Plan in accordance with section 6.0 of Rule 8010. The Alternative Compliance Plan must specify the special circumstances which unreasonably prevent compliance and provide an alternative program of control measures. Failure to implement control measures specified in an approved Alternative Compliance Plan constitutes a violation of this Rule.