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File #: 21-0815    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentations Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/1/2021 In control: Transportation
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of Presentation Regarding County Road Dust Suppression Program - Dust-Off (Laytonville Area) (Sponsor: Transportation)
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TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Transportation
MEETING DATE: July 13, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Howard N. Dashiell
PHONE:
463-4363


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 15 Min.


AGENDA TITLE:
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Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of Presentation Regarding County Road Dust Suppression Program - Dust-Off (Laytonville Area)
(Sponsor: Transportation)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Accept presentation regarding County Road Dust Suppression Program - Dust-Off (Laytonville Area)
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
The Board of Supervisors (BOS) received update as part of the Chief Executive Officer's Report at the BOS meeting of June 22, 2021 (item 5f).

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Mendocino County Department of Transportation (MCDoT) County Road Dust Suppression Program is suspended this year due to drought and deficit in County Road Fund. The typical annual Dust-Off application is made to 19 miles (5.5%) of the most traveled of the County's total 344 miles of gravel roads at a cost of about $100k. The Dust-Off Program consists of the application of a magnesium chloride (MgCl2) based formula mixed with water and applied by water truck. This year water sources are scarce and additional cost to haul water combined with a deficit in County Road Fund has caused MCDoT to suspend County Road Dust Suppression Program for 2021.

An Air District Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Fund to apply Dust-Off to County roads for regular operations is not permitted. Pursuant to California Health & Safety Code section 44220(b), the revenues from the fees collected "shall be used solely to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles and for related planning, monitoring, enforcement and technical studies necessary for the implementation of the California Clean Air Act of 1988." The Air District has three legal opinions concluding that funding application of Dust-Off to County roads is not a permitted use of Ai...

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