“Dust or airborne particulate matter (PM) varies in size. Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) refers to dust less than 100 microns in diameter. Large particles tend to settle quickly, smaller more harmful particles can be carried great distances. Dust is produced from blasting, crushing, screening and stacking operations as well as conveyor belts and loader and truck transport on site and trucks offsite. Dust is also produced during overburden removal and construction of berms and from wind blowing over stock piles and across barren pit floors. … Dust increases corrosion and is harmful to vegetation.