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 can appeal DAQ denial and/or submit new applications with sufficient information to demonstrate compliance with the regulations.
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
- Environmental Assessment (EA) in the form of an EA Application
- Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) meeting the format and content found in section Sec. 14-70(c) of Caswell County’s Environmental Impact Ordinance
- 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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