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Dust Control

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On September 19, 2007, new state air quality laws took effect. These new regulations impact citizens and city government operations, and directly impact the city’s efforts to control dust on 31 miles of unpaved roads. The city has initiated a process for responding to the changed regulatory climate.

State-Mandated Dust Control Measures


The new air quality regulations and their impacts to Scottsdale citizens:

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Stricter Laws:

 

Particulate (Dust) Air Quality Information

Particulate matter is a mixture of microscopic solids and liquid droplets suspended in air. This pollution is made up of a number of components, including acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals, metals, soil or dust particles, and allergens (such as fragments of pollen or mold spores).

 

Dust Control Palliative:   

 Products applied to road surfaces to reduce dust created by traffic. 

 

Ozone Air Pollutant

Ozone Information and a Definition.

 

Ozone, a gas, is a form of oxygen. In the Earth's upper atmosphere ozone plays an important and beneficial role by providing a shield from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Ozone at ground level is a harmful air pollutant.  

Scottsdale ozone air quality levels chart since 2001, compared to regional levels and to the National Standard.

Citizen Input

There are a number of ways citizens can provide input to the city regarding clean air and the environment.  

  1. Environmental Hotline : 480-312-7899
  2. Ask EcoGecko@ScottsdaleAZ.gov an environmental question.
  3. City Environmental Office Contact Information :
    7506 E. Indian School Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Phone: 480-312-3111
    Fax: 480-312-7314

 Products applied to road surfaces to reduce dust created by traffic.