Eagle River, Alaska, PM-10 Attainment Plan Summary
Background of the Plan: The Eagle River, Alaska, area was designated nonattainment for PM-10 and classified as moderate upon enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Alaska submitted a PM-10 attainment plan on October 15, 1991 and EPA announced its proposed approval of the plan on March 12, 1993 (58 FR 13572). On August 13, 1993, EPA approved the Eagle River PM-10 attainment plan (58 FR 43084).
Summary of the Plan: The plan relies on control strategies needed to assure attainment of the PM-10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The strategy focuses on reduction of fugitive dust from paved and unpaved streets and windblown dust by implementing road surfacing and paving projects.
Paved 8.6 miles of gravel roads with recycled asphalt product (RAP), 1992-1993.
Eagle River area is part of the Municipality of Anchorage and is subject to Ordinance Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) 21.85.030 which requires new subdivisions, other than those clearly rural in character, to be served by paved streets (January 16, 1987).
Ordinance AMC 21.45.080.W.7 mandates paving of all off-street parking areas (September 24, 1991).
Resolution No. 90-30, Anchorage Assembly, February 6, 1990, and internal directive (Municipality of Anchorage Memorandum dated December 28, 1989), issued to initiate these contingency measures:
1. Surfacing roadway mileage within problem zone with RAP; and
2. “Sweetening” a portion of the existing RAP surfaced roads with asphalt emulsion.
EPA Effective Date: October 12, 1993