Dust Control Specifications Intro

Jeb S. Tingle, PE
2011-11-08
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Method Specifications:
• Describes Acceptable Materials
• Prescribes Application Method
• Prescribes Application Rate
• Performance is Agency' s Responsibilit

Performance Specifications:
• Prescribes Required Performance
• Requires Performance Metrics
• Performance is Vendor' s Responsibility

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Proprietary Specifications:
• Prescribes a Specific Proprietary Product
• Based On Historical Performance or Case Studies
• Performance is Agency' s Responsibility

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Material Requirements:
• Percent Solids/Active Ingredient
• No Premature Separation of Emulsions
• Dilution Rate
• Shelf Life Restrictions
• Environmental Compliance
• MSDS
• pH
• Corrosiveness
• Volatile/Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Testing
• Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure
• Aquatic Toxicity

Construction Requirements:
• Delivery Methods
• Application Methods
• Distributor Requirements
• Mixing Requirements
• Weather Restrictions

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Performance Requirements:
• Monitor Air Quality
• Compare to EPA/Other Air Quality Standards
• Monitor Leachate
• Period of Effectiveness {Ex. 2 months)
• How to Measure Dust Generation

Other Considerations:
• Pay Methods
• Percent Solids Before Dilution
• Penalty for Violation of Air Quality
• Penalty for Excessive Leachate
• Penalty for Excessive Road Deterioration

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