Hot mix asphalt and truck mix concrete batch plant
- On August 24, 2020, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) denied the air quality permit application. For the denial letter, see https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/air-quality-permitting/asphalt-plants/carolina-sunrock-draft-permits
- The company has appealed DAQ’s denial with the NC Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The company and DAQ are working toward an agreement by March 29, 2021. If an agreement cannot be reached, the case will be heard in court.
Concerns about this and the other 2 asphalt/concrete plant include pollution, fires, noise, smell, roads, traffic, wells, agriculture, wildlife, environment, zoning, enjoyment of one’s property, etc.. For a more complete list see Asphalt/concrete plant concerns.
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Plans are for an asphalt plant and a truck mix concrete batch plant to be located at 12971 NC Hwy 62, Burlington (Anderson) and consist of the following:
- a propane/natural gas/fuel oil-fired drum type hot mix asphalt plant (HMA). The plant will have a capacity of 250 tons of asphalt per hour (2,190,000 tons per year). The particulate matter will be controlled by a bagfilter.
- two (2) hot mix asphalt storage silos (150 tons maximum capacity each)
- two (2) hot mix asphalt storage silos (100 tons maximum capacity each)
- one (1) hot mix asphalt storage silos (200 tons maximum capacity each)
- asphalt loadout operation
- truck loadout operation
- a reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) crushing system consisting of:
- a crusher (65 tph)
- a screen
- four conveyors
- a mobile crusher (65 tph) with generator
- 2 liquid asphalt tanks (20,000 and 30,000 gallon capacity)
- a gasoline fuel tank (20,000 gallon capacity)
- a fuel oil or used oil tank (20,000 gallon capacity)
- a diesel fuel tank (20,000 gallon capacity)
- an asphalt cement heater
- a liquid asphalt tank heater
Truck mix concrete batch plant
- a cement silo (185 tons maximum capacity)
- a fly ash silo (135 tons maximum capacity)
- truck loadout point
- cement/fly ash weight batcher (5 tons maximum capacity)
- aggregate weight batcher (50 tons maximum capacity)
State Permits and Documentation
Air Quality Permit – An air permit is required. For the air permit application, DAQ review, and draft air permit, see https://deq.nc.gov/carolina-sunrock-hearing (currently denied). To keep pollutants under Clean Air Act limits, the company plans limit asphalt production to 500,000 tons per year.
Driveway Permit – A driveway permit was issued on 12/18/2019.
Environmental Determination – The company has requested an environmental determination (jurisdictional and/or stream determination??) regarding the on-site ponds.
Caswell County Requirements
- Flood Hazard Acknowledgement Form if either 100 year floodplain or floodway is located on the property (has been received and processed)
- Floodplain Development Permit if located within a Regulatory Floodway or Non-encroachment
- Land Development Form (has been received and processed)
- Special Non-Residential Intensity Allocation (SNIA) Permit if development exceeds 12% built-upon area (UDO 10.8.3.5.)
- Spill containment plan if storing toxic and hazardous materials (UDO section 10.8.3.3.)
- Stormwater management plan, if applicable (UDO 10.8.3.5.5.2.)
- Inventory of hazardous materials, if applicable (UDO 10.8.3.5.5.3.)
- Watershed Protection Permit (UDO 10.8.11.)
- Site Plan (required by Watershed Protection Permit process) to include:
- Stream buffer setbacks
- Impervious surface area calculation
- Undisturbed vegetation
- Any proposed new structures
- Other required features
- Watershed Protection Occupancy Permit (UDO 10.8.13.)
- Building Permit (UDO 10.8.12.)
- Confirmation of an applicable NC DEQ permit
- Confirmation of a NC DOT Driveway Permit
- NC DEQ determination regarding origination of on-site ponds
UDO = Caswell County’s Unified Development Ordinance
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