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Fugitive Dust Program

Information about the Fugitive Dust Program.

Dirt tracked onto paved surfaces contributes significantly to Bernalillo County's particulate matter (PM10) air pollution.

Fugitive Dust Control Requirements

To reduce these types of emissions, Bernalillo County requires that dirt tracked onto paved surfaces be promptly removed and that measures be taken to control dust from operations, such as construction, landscaping, and road work at all times.

A Surface Disturbance permit is required for all jobs that will disturb three quarters (¾) of an acre or more of soil. Permit applications for surface disturbance are available at either the downtown Environmental Health Department Office (3rd floor), the West Side Office or can be downloaded.


Learn about the upcoming Fugitive Dust Control Workshop. 


Fugitive Dust Permits

Download Alternate Format Notes
Fugitive Dust Construction Application MS Word (310kb) Application for a fugitive dust control permit in Bernalillo County - Construction Application as of 1/9/2018.
Fugitive Dust Programmatic Application MS Word (228kb) Application for a fugitive dust control permit in Bernalillo County - Programmatic Application as of 1/9/2018.

If you are not sure whether or not your property or job site will require a surface disturbance permit, please call the Air Quality Program at (505) 768-1972.

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