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
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal actions
- Arizona State Senate Bill 1552 (SB 1552)
- Maricopa County Air Quality Department Rules 310 and 310.01
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.
There are a number of ways citizens can provide input to the city regarding clean air and the environment.
Environmental Hotline : 480-312-7899
Report an environmental problem to the city
Ask EcoGecko@ScottsdaleAZ.gov an environmental question.
City Environmental Office Contact Information :
7506 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Products applied to road surfaces to reduce dust created by traffic.