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Dept Head: Cassie Archuleta
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Fugitive Dust Prevention and Control

Fugitive Dust Ordinance

On May 3, 2016 the City of Fort Collins City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 044, 2016, which amended Chapter 12 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins. This ordinance, more commonly known as the Fugitive Dust Ordinance, creates new requirements for all owners and operators of dust generating activities to control off-property or off-vehicle transport of fugitive dust. A Dust Prevention and Control Manual has also been adopted which outlines required Best Management Practices (BMPs) for common dust generating activities. Enforcement of the dust control ordinance will begin on November 1, 2016.

Enforcement of this ordinance began on November 1, 2016. If you are the owner or operator of a potential dust generating activity or source, it is your responsibility to ensure that dust levels are controlled to the best extent possible. Failure to comply with the Fugitive Dust Ordinance regulations could result in enforcement action, including civil penalties.

Fugitive Dust Training

Watch this short training presentation regarding the impacts of fugitive dust and how to comply with the City’s ordinance.


What is Fugitive Dust?
Why is the City of Fort Collins addressing fugitive dust issues?
What are the impacts of fugitive dust?
What does the new Fugitive Dust Ordinance require?
How do I submit a concern regarding fugitive dust?