Title 7 Natural Resources and Environmental Control
1100 Air Quality Management Section
1106 Particulate Emissions From Construction And Materials Handling
1.0 General Provisions
The purpose of this Regulation is to control particulate emissions from construction and materials handling operations to a limit so as not to cause a condition of air pollution.
2.1 No person shall cause or allow the demolition of existing structures, buildings, or parts of buildings, in New Castle County or in incorporated areas of Kent County and Sussex County unless methods are employed to control dust emissions.
2.2 Such methods may include the application of water or the use of other techniques approved by the Department.
2.3 The restriction in 2.1 of this regulation may be extended to unincorporated areas of Kent County and Sussex County in situations where the Department determines that demolition activities could emit dust in quantities sufficient to cause air pollution.
3.0 Grading, Land Clearing, Excavation and Use of Non-Paved Roads
No person shall cause or allow land clearing, land grading (including grading for roads), excavation, or the use of non-paved roads on private property unless methods, as indicated in 2.2 of this regulation, are employed to control dust emissions, when the Department determines that such activities could emit dust in quantities sufficient to cause air pollution.
4.0 Material Movement
No person shall cause or allow visible particulate emissions of any material being transported by a motor vehicle.
No person shall cause or allow sandblasting or related abrasion operations unless sufficient contaminant measures are taken to prevent the sand or abrasive material from traveling beyond the property line where the operation is being conducted.
6.0 Material Storage
No person shall cause or allow stockpiling or other storage of material or transport to or from a storage facility in such a manner as may cause a condition of air pollution.
12 DE Reg. 347 (09/01/08)