Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants

The purpose of Rule 1466 - Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants, adopted on July 7, 2017, is to minimize off-site fugitive dust emissions containing toxic air contaminants by establishing dust control measures that can be implemented during earth-moving activities at sites that contain certain toxic air contaminants.    Rule 1466 will focus on the following toxic air contaminants: arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, mercury, nickel, and polychlorinated biphenyls.  The provisions in Rule 1466 include ambient PM10 monitoring, dust control measures, notification, signage, and recordkeeping requirements.  Rule 1466 allows for alternative dust control measures, ambient dust concentration limits, and other provisions provided they are approved by the Executive Officer.

Notifications

Rule 1466 requires notifications prior to beginning earth-moving activities and when ambient PM10 dust concentration limits are exceeded.  Submit all Rule 1466 notifications to Rule1466@aqmd.gov.  SCAQMD is working on a web notification tool that will be available shortly.  

Alternative Provision Request

If an owner or operator or designating agency elects to request an alternative provision, the owner or operator or designating agency must submit all the information necessary to substantiate their reasoning that an alternative provisions is needed.  Submit all Rule 1466 alternative provision requests to Rule1466@aqmd.gov  SCAQMD is working on a web notification tool that will be available shortly.

Useful Links

For assistance regarding Rule 1466, send an email to Rule1466@aqmd.gov.