Dust Control and Leaf Blowers
Improve Air Quality, Reduce Health Risks, Meet Federal Standards
Goodyear adopted a new Fugitive Dust Control Ordinance to comply with the Maricopa Association of Governments? plan to reduce harmful particulate emissions by five percent per year until our region meets federal air quality standards. Additionally, the State of Arizona adopted new legislation to help keep dust particulates down to meet the PM10 mandates set by the federal government. Because of this, the City requires vehicles be parked on paved driveways or parking lots - not on grass, rock or dirt. Parking on anything other than asphalt, concrete or masonry could constitute a violation. Goodyear has also adopted parking regulations in the Zoning Ordinance.
New Rules for Leaf Blowers
Leaf Blower Retailers: Code requires any person who rents or sells leaf blowers to provide the buyer or renter with instructional printed materials approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
Landscape Contractors: Code requires any person operating a leaf blower for compensation must successfully complete dust minimization training approved by ADEQ.
Use of Leaf Blowers:
· Code prohibits blowing landscape debris (grass clippings, leaves, etc.) into public roadways.
· Code prohibits using leaf blowers on bare soil. They can be used on stabilized surfaces such as: concrete, asphalt, grass, gravel and finished landscape.
· Code prohibits City employees and/or contractors from operating leaf blowers (except in vacuum mode) on High Pollution Advisory Days.
Violations are a Class 3 misdemeanor, carrying fines of up to $500, one-year probation and imprisonment of up to 30 days.
Code requires any person who rents or sells (in the normal course of business) off-highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, or off-road recreational motor vehicles to provide the buyer or renter with printed materials approved by ADEQ.
ADEQ will provide retailers with written material that will educate and inform the user on methods for reducing dust generation and will include information about related dust control ordinances and restrictions.
Goodyear City Code prohibits vehicle operation on an unpaved surface that is not a public or private road, street or lawful easement, and that is closed by the landowner. This includes vehicles such as: Off-highway vehicles (OHVs), Off-road recreational motor vehicles (ORRMVs) and All-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Code prohibits ATV use on any unpaved surface on High Pollution Advisory Days.
To report a possible code violation, please complete a Service Request Form or contact Code Compliance Office at 623-882-7815.
Parking in Goodyear
Last Updated: 2/27/2010