Air Quality Reports:
Fugitive dust is considered to be particulates greater than PM10 (particles greater than 10 micrometers in size).
Particulates larger than P4M10 will travel in wind and escape from property boundaries. State law authorizes cities to declare what shall constitute a nuisance, and abate the same as necessary.
On December 9, 2003 South Weber City (SWC), desirous to exercise some control over the fugitive dust nuisances approved Resolution 2003-36, Fugitive Dust Agreement. The agreement requires gravel pit operators within SWC to conduct monthly monitoring for airborne particulates, with the standard set at no more than 265 micrograms per cubic meter of PM10 particulates. Monitoring dates are selected by SWC and provided to the gravel pit companies the first of each month. The agreement requires a 24-hour sampling period and only allows exceptions to the 265 micorgram per cubic meter standard when wind speeds exceed 25 mph during the monitoring period and if the operators are determined to be taking appropriate steps to control the dust. In the even that an exceedence is found the following fees apply: