Prospect Hill Quarry and Distribution site

Hot mix asphalt and truck mix concrete batch plant

Status

  • On April 22, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) Winston-Salem Regional Office received a new air quality permit application for a hot mix asphalt and truck mix concrete batch plant for the Burlington North (Anderson) site. The application is identical to the one submitted before, but with new air emissions calculations and plans to use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. For previous applications, denials, and new applications, click [HERE]. To download the application directly, click [HERE].
  • A public hearing for the application is anticipated.

Concerns

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.

Description

Plans are for an asphalt plant and a truck mix concrete batch plant to be located at the quarry site (1238 Wrenn Rd) 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)
  • three (3) 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)
    • bin and feeder
    • a double deck screen
    • six conveyors
  • a mobile crusher (65 tph) with generator
  • 2 used oil storage tanks (20,000 gallon capacity each)
  • 2 liquid asphalt tanks (30,000 gallon capacity each)
  • 2 diesel fuel storage tanks (20,000 gallon capacity each)
  • propane storage tank (100,000 gallon capacity)
  • asphalt cement heater
  • liquid asphalt tank heater

Truck mix concrete batch plant

  • a cement silo (200 tons maximum capacity)
  • a fly ash silo (150 tons maximum capacity)
  • truck loadout point
  • cement/fly ash weight batcher (5 tons maximum capacity)
  • aggregate weight batcher (20 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, click [HERE]. To keep pollutants under Clean Air Act limits, the company plans the following limits:

  • Limit asphalt production by 40% to 876,000 tons per year
  • Limit quarry operations to 4,745 hours per year and 7,117,500 tpy
  • Limit the large generators running only 2 of the 3 simultaneously and only for 17,520 hours per year

Caswell County Requirements

  • Flood Hazard Acknowledgement Form if either 100 year floodplain or floodway is located on the property
  • Floodplain Development Permit if located within a Regulatory Floodway or Non-encroachment
  • Land Development Form
  • 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.) [approved but being appealed]
  • 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

Questions?

Questions and comments about the proposed asphalt and concrete plants can be sent to admin@protectcaswell.org.