POSTPONED: Public hearing on draft air quality permits for Carolina Sunrock to be held on March 31 in Caswell County


Update: The public hearing scheduled for two proposed Carolina Sunrock LLC facilities on Tuesday, March 31, at the Caswell County Historic Courthouse has been postponed based on the current guidance to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.  The public hearing will be rescheduled to a future date. Read more here.


The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, on two draft permits for Carolina Sunrock LLC.  The company has submitted two separate permit applications to construct and operate two separate facilities. The Burlington North location is a proposed asphalt and concrete batch plant. The Prospect Hill location is a proposed quarry, asphalt and concrete batch plant. The facilities would each emit less than 100 tons/year for criteria pollutants, and would be classified for permitting purposes as synthetic minor facilities.

Based on public interest, the Division Director determined it was necessary to hold a public hearing to give the community the opportunity to present public comments.  After a brief presentation by DAQ on the proposed projects, anyone wishing to offer oral comments will be allowed to present for 2 or 3 minutes, to be determined by the hearing officer based on the number of speakers.  The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Caswell County Historic Courthouse in Yanceyville. 

WHAT:    Public Hearing on Carolina Sunrock LLC applications

WHEN:    6:30 PM Tuesday, March 31, 2020  

WHERE:   Caswell County Historic Courthouse 
              144 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379

The public comment periods for both draft permits begin Wednesday, February 26, 2020, and ends Friday, April 3, 2020, at 5 p.m.


  • Email comments to Please type “Carolina Sunrock - Burlington North” OR "Carolina Sunrock - Prospect Hill" in the subject line.
  • Mail written comments to:

              Mr. Davis Murphy
              N.C. Division of Air Quality
              450 West Hanes Mill Road, Suite 300
              Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Both applications were reviewed by DAQ to determine compliance with air pollution regulations. DAQ will consider all public comments and other available information about the permits before deciding whether to issue the final permits, deny the permits or issue the permits with amended conditions.

The public notice, applications, draft permits, draft permit reviews, and environmental justice snapshot can be found here.

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