Community Relations

Communities in which asphalt mixing plants operate often have questions about what is stored onsite, what is emitted from the plant, and the safety of the materials produced. The industry has a long history of working with federal regulatory agencies including EPA and OSHA. Since the early 1990s, EPA has done extensive testing on asphalt plant emissions and in 2002, removed this industrial sector from the “major source” category – identifying that emissions from asphalt plants are not an area of concern. To help set the record straight about EH&S impacts from asphalt plants and products, the following information briefs are available:

Environmental Impacts of Asphalt Plants<>
Stockpile Leachate from RAP<>
Rap as Clean Fill<>
Cleaner Water with Asphalt<>