PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposal to Renew the Dust Action General Permit

ADEQ has reached a preliminary determination and is proposing to renew the Dust Action General Permit. This permit contains requirements from Arizona Revised Statute 49-457. 


The Dust Action General Permit is a renewal of the current permit that will expire Dec. 31, 2016. The Dust Action General Permit identifies a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for specific dust-generating operations.  When ADEQ’s Maricopa County Dust Control Forecast predicts that a day is at high risk for dust generation, operations that are not already required to control dust through a permit issued by ADEQ or the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) are expected to choose and implement at least one BMP to reduce or prevent PM10 emissions.

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print >
Draft Dust Action General Permit | View >
Documents may also be reviewed in person at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn More >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Nov. 11 Dec. 12, 2016

Submit comments as follows:

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     Mail (Must be postmarked by Dec. 12, 2016):

       Balaji Vaidyanathan
       Facilities Emissions Control Section Manager
       1110 W. Washington Street, 3415A-1
       Phoenix, AZ  85007 

ADEQ will consider all comments received in making a final decision on the proposed permit.  Everyone commenting will receive notification of the final decision.  People who file comments on the permit will have the right to appeal the final decision as an appealable agency action to the Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) pursuant to §41.1092.03, and the appeal must be filed within 30 days after the issuance of the final decision.  The OAH may sustain, modify or reverse the final decision.

Public Hearing Date

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: ADEQ, Room 3175
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

The written comment must include the name, mailing address, signature of commenter and/or their agent or attorney and clearly set forth reasons why the permit should or should not be issued. Grounds for comment are limited to whether the permit meets the criteria for issuance spelled out in the state air pollution control laws or rules.