Dust Control Requirements

Spokane Clean Air inspectors respond to many citizen complaints regarding dust. If left uncontrolled, dust can be public health hazard. When inhaled, fine dust particles travel deep into the lungs, increasing breathing problems, damaging lung tissue, and aggravating existing health problems. In the Spokane area, most of the dust pollution comes from a combination of activities, including:

Requirements: To reduce dust emissions, Spokane Clean Air requires that dirt tracked onto paved surfaces be promptly removed and that reasonable measures be taken to control dust from unpaved areas. Requirements in Regulation I, Article VI, Section 6.05, apply to many different operations, such as construction, landscaping, and road work. Here is some additional literature that may be helpful: 

 If you still have questions regarding dust control requirements, feel free to contact us.
What can residents do to reduce dust?