PAH Reduction through Phase-Out of Coal Tar-Based Pavement Sealcoats
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Freshwater Future (Michigan), and partners are engaged in a project funded by U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through 2014 to promote phase-out or reduction of coal tar-based pavement sealcoat (CTS) in order to reduce environmental loading of chemical hazards called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Other project information is available through the MPCA-hosted web page at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/h8udqd6, including guidance for property owners, associations and managers at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/ckkfkud.
Interested states, provinces, municipalities, community groups, or companies should contact the Project Managers (at left).
1. Contractors and Suppliers: If you commit to ending or reducing coal tar sealcoat sales or use, we can display your company information (see interactive map and lists at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/uu4yx6y) so that buyers in your area seeking safer alternatives can find your services. There are two pledge options:
These are voluntary commitments, but once made, companies are expected to honor them or notify email@example.com.
2. WISCONSIN MATERIALS - Developed by partner University of Wisconsin Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center.
3. SCREENING TEST - Low-cost screening test for coal tar content.
4. FALL 2013 WEBINAR MATERIALS - Presentations and recordings.
5. PROJECT SUPPORT - Request for Proposal and Contract files for grant contract to conduct coal tar sealcoat PAH reduction work in Great Lakes states or provinces outside Minnesota. MPCA executed a contract for this purpose with Freshwater Future, effective March 10, 2014. See http://www.freshwaterfuture.org/ for more information.