Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
April 2003

 

Table 3.4-3: Summary of Mitigation Measures for Air Quality

 

Mitigation

Manual
Removal
(Hand pulling and manual
excavation)

Mechanical
Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, and salinity
variation)

Burning

Herbicide
Application

Mitigation AQ-1: Dust emissions.  Apply dust control measures where treatment methods may produce visible dust clouds and where sensitive receptors
(i.e., houses, schools, hospitals) are located within 500 feet of the treatment site. The following dust control measures should be included in the site-specific work plans:

       Suspend activities when winds are too great to prevent visible dust clouds from affecting sensitive receptors.

       Limit traffic speeds on any dirt access roads to 15 miles per hour.

Not Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation AQ-2: Smoke and ash emissions.  For prescribed burns, notify the BAAQMD and the Agriculture Commissioner prior to initiating the burn, and/or obtain a burn permit.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Applicable

Not Applicable

Mitigation AQ-3: Herbicide effects on air quality.  For areas targeted for aerial application of herbicides that are within 0.5 mile of sensitive receptors
(i.e., houses, schools, hospitals), prepare and implement an herbicide drift management plan to reduce the possibility of chemical drift into populated areas. The plan shall include the following elements: coordination, sensitive receptors, equipment use, meteorological conditions, buffer zones, restriction on public access, and alternative spray method.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Applicable

Note: There may be textual differences between the measures in this summary table and the text in the section. The actual mitigation measure is in the text.