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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 Fugitive Dust permit is required for all jobs that will disturb three quarters (¾) of an acre or more of soil. Permit applications for fugitive dust 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
2020 Fugitive Dust Construction Application MS Word (313kb) Application for a fugitive dust control permit in Bernalillo County for applications submitted in 2020.
2020 Fugitive Dust Programmatic Application MS Word (143kb) Application for a fugitive dust control permit in Bernalillo County for applications submitted in 2020.

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

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