Processes & Permitting
The following are the processes and procedures for dust suppressant application that the resident, contractor and the County must follow:
The Resident Shall
- Sign up with an approved contractor before April 15.
- Is responsible for all payments to the contractor.
- Shall fill potholes that develop with lose rock from the road mixed with a binding agent, such as the dust control product.
- If potholes or other deterioration of the treated area reaches the point of being an immediate hazard to traffic, because the resident has not filled the holes, the County Engineer or Road Superintendent will order the county to blade and repair the treated area without notice or compensation for the resident. In that case, the county will not wait until October 1 to re-work the roadbed.
- If a chip seal is in good condition, the county will not rework the surface until the resident requests another application of chip seal or the surface becomes too rough.
The Contractor Shall
- Provide to the county a list of locations where dust control has been requested for the season. The list shall provide the residents name, address, material to be applied, length of application, and number of applications that year. The county should receive this list no later than April 15.
- Provide the county with current Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the material to be applied.
- Provide the county with a conforming Certificate of Insurance.
- Provide proper traffic control and signing during and after the application. Application is not allowed on Sundays, Holidays, or between sunset and sunrise.
The County Shall
- Issue a permit to have dust control applied as requested.
- Prepare the roadbed at the listed addresses by May 15. If this will not be possible due to extreme weather, wetness or frost conditions the county will notify the contractor. The county will not be responsible for re-working treated areas if dust suppressant is applied prior to the County’s roadbed preparation.
- Will avoid blading treated sections prior to October 1 unless potholes develop or roads become slippery.
- If potholes or other deterioration of the treated area reaches the point of being an immediate hazard to traffic, the county will resume regular rock road maintenance on treated areas.
- Will re-work the roadbed after October 1, excepting chip sealed locations in good condition.