Best Available Control Measures (BACM)

BACM stands for Best Available Control Measures. It is a term used to refer to the most effective measures (according to EPA guidance) for controlling small or dispersed particulates and other emissions from sources such as roadway dust, soot and ash from woodstoves and open burning of brush, timber, grasslands, or trash.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2013. Terminology Service Terms of Environment. Accessed on 9 September 2013. Available at