West Pinal Nonattainment Area
Due to office limitations in Florence - please apply for dust permits online via the Citizen Access portal. Note: Casa Grande and Apache Junction offices closed - please apply online.
See below for West Pinal Training requirements and links to the certification quizzes
West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area
This webpage is dedicated to the West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area of Pinal County.
To obtain a dust permit for this area, choose one of the following options:
85 N. Florence Street
- Online at Dust Permit access
West Pinal Nonattainment Area
In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated a large portion of Pinal County as a moderate nonattainment area for particulate matter pollution, also known as PM10, due to monitor violations of federal air quality standards for particulate matter. In 2020, EPA redesignated the nonattainment area to Serious due to ongoing PM10 exceedances.
The ground disturbance caused by construction activities, general earthmoving activities, and windy conditions result in particulate matter emissions. The construction rules were needed in order to achieve emission reductions for the West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area.
Please view the map to determine if your job location is within the borders of the designated West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area.
Once in the map (Air Quality Viewer), enter the parcel number (with no dashes) of where your job is located. Once the parcel is shown on the map, select the parcel. If the job is located within the borders of the West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area, the following link will be shown in the pop-up box: West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area Dust Permit Application (PDF). Select the link to open up the application. Please download, complete and save the dust permit application and submit it either online (at Dust Permit Access) or in-person (see office locations on this page).
Please view the map to ensure you are within the borders designated as the West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area. If you are not within the area located on the map, select the General Area or the Apache Junction Nonattainment option on the left side of this page to see if your construction project is within these areas.
West Pinal Nonattainment Area Construction Certification Requirements & Quizzes
Basic Dust Control
All permitted worksites located in the West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area shall have water truck drivers, water-pull drivers and site superintendent or other designated on-site representative of the permit holder present at site successfully complete a Basic Dust Control Training (renewable every three years) conducted and approved by the Control Officer. The above-mentioned workers must have a current Pinal County Basic Dust Control Certificate readily accessible onsite.
Comprehensive Dust Control – All permitted worksites equal and greater than 5 acres located in the West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area are required to have a Dust Control Coordinator (DCC) onsite at all times during primary dust-generating operations. The DCC must have a current Pinal County Comprehensive Dust Control Certificate (renewable every three years) readily accessible onsite.
In place of a formal training class, view the Pinal County Air Quality West Pinal PM10 Nonattainment Area Construction Rules. Please read the rules and use as a reference when taking the Basic Dust Control and/or Comprehensive Dust Control quizzes, both linked below.
To complete the training and receive a certificate you must answer all of the questions in the quiz. To pass the Basic Dust Control quiz, answer at least 7 out of 10 correctly. To pass the Comprehensive Dust Control Quiz, answer at least 10 out of 13 correctly.