Burlington North site (Anderson)

Hot mix asphalt and truck mix concrete batch plant



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.

If you have questions about the asphalt and concrete plants or additional concerns not listed, please email admin@protectcaswell.org.


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:

Asphalt Plant

  • 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
  • Spill containment plan if storing toxic and hazardous materials (UDO section
  • Stormwater management plan, if applicable (UDO
  • Inventory of hazardous materials, if applicable (UDO
  • Watershed Protection Permit (UDO 10.8.11.)
  • Site Plan (required by Watershed Protection Permit process) to include:
    • Stream buffer setbacks
    • Impervious surface area calculation
    • Setbacks
    • Undisturbed vegetation
    • Easements
    • 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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