Unpaved Roads

Confined Animal Facility
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Farm Crop
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Unpaved Roads

EMISSION SOURCE TYPE:

Fugitive Dust – Unpaved Roads

CONTROL TYPE:

BACM

KEY POLLUTANT:

PM10

DESCRIPTION(S):

The following are practices that can be used to reduce PM10 emissions:

Access Restriction: restrict public access to unpaved roads using signage or physical access restrictions (e.g., access barrier).

End-of-Row Equipment Turnaround Areas: prohibit turning tractors or other implements on public paved roadways;
or clean pavement after practices have ceased.

Paving: pave unpaved roads. (Gives maximum PM10 emissions reductions as long as paved surface is kept clean.)

Road Treatments: apply water, mulch, organic materials, polymers, dust suppressants, or wood chips to
the unpaved road surface area.

Speed Limits: control speed limits to 15 mph on unpaved roads through worker behavior modification, signage, or any other necessary means.

Surface Modification: Cover unpaved road surfaces with a low silt-content material, such as gravel or recycled road base.

Track-Out Area Improvements: minimize dirt material tracked out onto public roadways by paving or
chemically stabilizing, or applying gravel to the unpaved road surface for a distance of at least 100 feet from the public roadway.

Track-Out Prevention: check or clean the underside of all haul trucks before leaving the parking or staging area.

Vegetation: establish natural vegetation on unpaved surfaces no longer being used.

PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING FOR DETAILED RULES OR INFORMATION:

Please note that many of the documents listed are in Adobe PDF format. To view or print these files you may need to download the free Adobe Reader.

San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD Conservation Management Handbook (pdf – 22 Mb)

San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD List of Conservation Management Practices (pdf)

San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD CMP Handbook for Poultry Operations (pdf)

San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD Rule 4550 – Conservation Management Practices (pdf)

San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD Rule 8081 – Agricultural Sources (pdf)

South Coast AQMD Rule 403 Agricultural Handbook (pdf)

South Coast AQMD Rule 403 Handbook

South Coast AQMD Rule 403 – Fugitive Dust (pdf)

South Coast AQMD Rule 1127 – Emissions Reductions from Livestock Waste (pdf)

South Coast AQMD Rule 1186 – PM10 Emissions from Paved and Unpaved Roads, and Livestock Operations (pdf)