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Fugitive Dust Plan

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is there a fee associated with the FDCP?

No

2. Are FDCP's are required statewide?

FDCP's are only required for the PM10 nonattainment areas. The current PM10 nonattainment areas are all regions of Salt Lake and Davis counties; all portions of the Cache Valley; all regions in Weber and Utah counties west of the Wasatch mountain range; in Box Elder County, from the Wasatch mountain range west to the Promontory mountain range and south of Portage; and in Tooele County, from the northernmost part of the Oquirrh mountain range to the northern most part of the Stansbury mountain range and north of Route 199. Other locations are likely to be included in the future.

3. Who do I contact with additional questions?

Rik Ombach - rombach@utah.gov, 801-536-4164

4. Am I required to have my FDCP posted on the job site?

No. However, it is recommended that a copy be maintained on site.

5. What type of activities require a FDCP?

Any project or permanent operation disturbing an area larger than 1/4 acre that has potential to generate dust emissions is required to have a FDCP that describes how the applicant will control its dust emissions. Examples include: construction projects, road construction, utilities installations, sand and gravel operations, drilling operations, blasting operations, earth moving/excavation, material handling/processing/transfer. Contact Rik Ombach at the Divisions of Air Quality with additional questions: rombach@utah.gov, 801-539-4164

6. When do the FDCP's have to be submitted?

Activities regulated by R307-309 may not commence before obtaining acceptance of the fugitive dust control plan.

7. What regulation authorizes the DAQ to require a FDCP?

R307-309-6 (http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r307/r307-309.htm)

8. Are there any exemptions to the FDCP requirement?

R307-309 does not apply to agricultural and horticultural burning.

9. Will I be inspected by a DAQ inspector?

Typically an inspector will not visit a site unless he/she observes visible dust on site or has received a dust complaint. Permanent sites, such as sand and gravel operations, are likely to have regular inpections.

10. Are there any penalties for violations of R307-309?

Violations of the State of Utah's air quality regulations can result in a fine of up to $10,000 per day.

11. Can I edit my Fugitive Dust Control Plan after I have submitted it?

The online plans cannot be edited by the user. Contact the Division of Air Quality and they can assist you with this.

Preferred search fields used by the inspector to sort/search projects:

Company Name, Project Name, Address (street name), City and County, Responsible official.