Information about fugitive dust control.
Dirt tracked onto paved surfaces contributes significantly to Bernalillo County's particulate matter (PM10) air pollution.
2014 Fugitive Dust Control Workshop
Free Fugitive Dust Workshop on February 18, 2014 was a success, stay tuned for 2015 workshop date.
The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department will be providing another Fugitive Dust Control Workshop at no cost for those who need recertification or who were unable to attend and receive certification in April 2013. Presentations will cover preparation of a fugitive dust control permit application, permit fees, enforcement/compliance issues, and fugitive dust control strategies. The workshop will also include opportunities for department staff to answer questions and receive input from attendees concerning the fugitive dust program. All Participants at the workshops will be given a brief test on Fugitive Dust Control. Those passing the test will receive a certification valid for two years.
If you are unable to register on-line, you can call me to make other arrangements for registering.
Air Quality Program
Environmental Health Department
Phone: (505) 768-1971 office, or (505) 228-6989 cell
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.
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.
More Dust Control Information
- Fugitive Dust Control Techniques and Businesses
- For fugitive dust complaints please call (505) 768-1972, or go here.
- If you have questions concerning the dust program or a top soil disturbance permit, call (505) 768-1972 or email [email protected]
- Fugitive Dust Control Regulation 20.11.20 NMAC is available from the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) web site
- Regulations and Ordinances