Dust-Generating Operations

Dust-generating operations are defined in Rule 310 §290 (PDF) as: "Any activity capable of generating fugitive dust, including, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Land clearing, maintenance, and land clean-up using mechanized equipment.
  • Earthmoving.
  • Weed abatement by discing or blading.
  • Excavating.
  • Construction.
  • Demolition.
  • Bulk material handling (e.g., bulk material hauling and/or transporting, bulk material stacking, loading, and unloading operations).
  • Storage and/or transporting operations (e.g., open storage piles).
  • Operation of any outdoor equipment.
  • Operation of motorized machinery.
  • Establishing and/or using staging areas, parking areas, material storage areas, or access routes to and from a site.
  • Establishing and/or using unpaved haul/access roads to, from, and within a site.
  • Disturbed surface areas associated with a site.
  • Installing initial landscapes using mechanized equipment."