Agricultural Dust Program
Agricultural Dust Program compliance officers:
- Educate agricultural operations on dust impacts and measures to reduce dust
- Inspect agricultural operations for use of best management practices (Ag BMPs)
- Respond to public agricultural dust complaints and monitor exceedances of particulate matter 10 (PM10)
What is an Agricultural Best Management Practices (Ag BMP)?
Who must follow agricultural dust rules?
Under the these rules, an Ag BMP Permit record is required for an agricultural operation or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) if it is greater than 10 adjoining acres in size and/or meets animal number thresholds and is in a PM10 non-attainment area. This permit is intended to reduce dust from these operations by requiring operators to implement Ag BMPs. The Ag BMP Permit Record must be kept up to date by the operator and made available to ADEQ within two business days of notice to the operator.