What is PM10 / Fugitive Dust? 

Fugitive dust is any solid particulate matter that becomes airborne resulting directly and indirectly from human activities (i.e. grading/ earth movement). PM10 is a subset of fugitive dust and is defined as particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns or less. 


The City has implemented a hot-line system for dust control. All construction sites larger than 1 acre are required to have a sign on the site containing the telephone number of the person in charge of dust control on the site. 


Please call the contractor’s telephone number first, but if you get no response, or an inadequate response, you may call the City’s PM 10 Fugitive Dust Control Hot-line (760) 329-6411, Option 3. 


City of Desert Hot Springs PM10 Ordinance

NPDES Documents

PM10 Plan

PM10 Review Checklist

PM10 Pre App Engineering Form

SWPP Erosion Control and BMP Review Checklist


Storm Water Education Materials

After the Storm Information Brochure

Automotive Maintenance & Care Brochure

Does Your Facility Need a Storm Water Permit

Food Service Industry Brochure

General Construction Site Supervision Brochure

Industrial Commercial Facilities Brochure

Outdoor Cleaning Brochure

Pet Care - What's the Scoop Brochure

Pools & Spas Brochure

Stormwater & Construction

Workshop Presentation - Detecting Illicit Discharges & Illegal Connections

Stormwater Quality


Other Informational Resources

Riverside County Flood Control

Coachella Valley Water District

Regional Water Quality Control Board

Education Materials


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