U p d a t e O n M a r i c o p a C o u n t y ’ s F u g i t i v e D u s t C o n t r o l R u l e s July 28, 2004 By Al Brown, Director Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
Recent Changes to Rule 310 Rule 310 applies to dust generating operations: Land Clearing Earthmoving Weed Abatement Construction Demolition Bulk Material Handling Storage/Transporting Equipment Vehicle Use Operation Of Outdoor Equipment Unpaved Parking Lots
Rule 310 Work in Progress • Revising earthmoving application forms • Revising Rule 310 guidance • Enforcement • Review and update stationary source inspector training for fugitive dust sources
Enforcement Statistics • Enhanced enforcement began May 2000 • 915 NOVs resulting in penalties • $1,642,345 in penalties collected
Future Tasks • Manpower and Resources • Review program workload • Identify funding sources • Revise Rule 280 Fees • Prepare a timeline to acquire additional staff
Enforcement: Develop proactive vacant lot/open area inspection program • Note: Law enforcement has a role to address property crime once lot is brought into compliance.
Future Rule Changes • Revise Rule 310.01Fugitive Dust from Open Areas, Vacant Lots, Unpaved Parking Lots and Unpaved Roads • Revise Rule 316 Non-metallic Mineral Processing • Develop new rule for brick and clay product manufacturing • Stakeholder process may recommend future changes to Rule 310 Fugitive Dust