Abrasive blasting equipment emits air contaminants including particulate matter and potentially toxic emissions. Many types of abrasive blasting equipment require a permit to operate from the District. Specific types of equipment that are exempt from permit requirements are listed in District Rule 11.
Emissions from abrasive blasting equipment can be controlled by a variety of means including using specific types of abrasive material, wet abrasive material or by enclosing the blasting operation within a temporary enclosure or permanent booth or cabinet that is vented to a dust collector. This page contains information for applying for a stationary permit for abrasive blasting. For information on registering a portable abrasive blast unit, please visit our portable registration page.
The following information will assist in the completion and submittal of an application for each abrasive blast unit. Each section of the page contains important information needed to process an application.