Sheetflow

June 1, 2014

How to Design and Install a Wheel Wash

How to Design and Install a Wheel Wash
By: Mark Kestner, Ph.D.

National Environmental Service Co., Inc.
7 Hampshire Drive, Mendham, NJ 07945 Tel: 973-543-4586 www.drdust.com
Presented at: California Mining Association Annual Meeting 2005, Squaw Valley, CA May 24-27

Introduction

Quarries, ready-mix plants, construction sites and other industrial facilities have become the
targets of new regulations designed to prevent track-out of mud, dust and dirt on to public roads. These
regulations have been developed primarily in response to Federal EPA actions that have designated many
metropolitan areas as “non-attainment” for their failure to comply with air quality standards for fine
particulate. Fine particulate, known as PM10 and fine respirable particulate, PM2.5, are now regarded as
the number one health hazard in urban environments. These particles are so small that they become
lodged in the aveoli of the lungs where they can cause or aggravate a variety of respiratory diseases
including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer.
Local governments in non-attainment areas are forced to take draconian measures to comply with
fine particulate standards or face the loss of federal highway funds. As a result, cities like Los Angeles
and Phoenix, have or are in the process of adopting rules that require affected facilities to install wheel
washes. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in California, for example, has
recently passed Rule 1157 that will mandate the use of rumble grates and tire washes.
In other areas of the country, encroaching residential and commercial development around
industrial sites has led to an increased demand for wheel washes. Many companies, particularly stone
quarries, have installed wheel washes in order to get out in front of regulation and demonstrate their
willingness to be good neighbors. Other facilities are forced into compliance through fines and litigation.

Faced with state and local governments under the threat of federal action and a public unwilling
to tolerate any pollution, companies need to take a hard look at how best to respond. Because the costs of
pollution control equipment are difficult to recover, affected facilities have a real incentive to develop
affordable and effective technology to prevent carryout.
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May 1, 2014

Sheetflow Sampling Guidance Document

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Sheetflow Sampling Guidance Document

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The agency’s Industrial Stormwater Multi-sector General Permit requires all permittees to conduct stormwater monitoring.
To do that, a facility needs to collect stormwater samples and follow a specific procedure from preparing to collect each
sample through submitting the sample’s lab results to the agency. This fact sheet, and its companion video (link), offer
helpful guidance and tips about how to correctly collect a sheet flow sample. Read the program’s Monitoring Guidance
Manual for Minnesota’s Industrial Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/viewdocument.html?gid=15415) for comprehensive guidance about the permit’s monitoring requirements.

April 1, 2014

Straw Wattle Installation Guide

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ACF West

March 1, 2014

Controlling Fugitive Dust at Construction Sites-Air Quality in Idaho


What is Fugitive Dust?

It’s Air Pollution. Dust is particulate matter (PM) consisting of very small particles. Fugitive dust is PM suspended in the air primarily from soil that has been disturbed by wind or human activities, such as earthmoving and vehicular/equipment traffic on unpaved surfaces.
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Brochure

Idaho Department of
Environmental Quality
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0502
www.deq.idaho.gov

November 19, 2013

How to Read a Soil Test Report

SoilTestInterpretation

With thanks to:
Litchfield Analytical Services
535 Marshall Street
Litchfield, MI 49252

www.litchlab.com

June 8, 2012

Fugitive Dust Control for Equipment Operators

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Download: Fugitive Dust Control for Equipment Operators

June 1, 2012

Fugitive Dust Control for Truck Drivers

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Download: Fugitive Dust Control for Truck Drivers

May 25, 2012

Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects

Download: Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects.PDF

The classic brochure developed in 1997 by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington Education Foundation and the Fugitive Dust Task Force, Seattle, Washington. Updated and edited for the Internet by: www.sheetflow.com, February 2009.

April 5, 2011

Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects

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Download: Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects.PDF

The classic brochure developed in 1997 by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington Education Foundation and the Fugitive Dust Task Force, Seattle, Washington. Updated and edited for the Internet by: www.sheetflow.com, February 2009.

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