Section 1 D V. Other Env Issues Air Quality

Air Quality

SECTION 1 STANDARD DESIGN AND PLAN PRODUCTION CRITERIA

D. Environmental Best Management Practices for Construction

V. OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Air Quality

There are three potential sources of air pollution on construction sites.  They are exhaust gases from vehicles and machinery, exhaust material from chippers, and dust.  Dust was addressed in Section 4.  Contractors should check the Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances, Section 24-15 & 24-15.1 to ensure compliance with air quality rules and regulations.

Objective: To ensure there is no health risk or loss of amenity due to emission of exhaust gases to the environment.

Suggested Measures:

• Ensure that all vehicles and machinery are fitted with appropriate emission control equipment, maintained frequently and serviced to the manufacturers’ specifications.

• Smoke from internal combustion engines should not be visible for more than ten seconds.