DRAFT COACHELLA VALLEY MODEL DUST CONTROL ORDINANCE
Section 100 Purpose
The purpose of this ordinance is to establish minimum requirements for construction and
demolition activities and other specified sources in order to reduce man-made fugitive
dust and the corresponding PM10 emissions.
Section 200 Definitions
For the purpose of this ordinance, the following definitions are applicable:
1 AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS are any operation directly related to the
growing of crops, or raising of fowls or animals for the primary purpose of
making a livelihood.
2 AQMD is the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the
3 AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC (ADT) is the number of motor vehicles that
traverse a given unpaved or paved surface during a specified 24-hour period.
ADT levels are calculated as the average daily volume over a specified 48-hour
period as determined by the City (County) in consultation with the AQMD.
BULK MATERIAL is all sand, gravel, soil, aggregate and other organic and
inorganic particulate matter.
CHEMICAL DUST SUPPRESSANTS are non-toxic chemical soil binders that
are not prohibited for use by the City (County), the California Regional Water
Quality Control Board, the California Air Resources Board, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), or any other law, rule or
regulation, used to reduce dust on disturbed surfaces.
COACHELLA VALLEY BEST AVAILABLE CONTROL MEASURES (CV
BACM) are methods to prevent or mitigate the emission and/or airborne
transport of fugitive dust, as identified in the Coachella Valley Fugitive Dust
COACHELLA VALLEY FUGITIVE DUST CONTROL HANDBOOK is the
most recently approved reference document by the AQMD that includes a
description of fugitive dust control measures, guidance for preparation of
Fugitive Dust Control Plans, notification forms, signage provisions, and test
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES are any on-site activities preparatory to or
related to th