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RE: driveway coatings



Mark,

You may want to check out Road Oyl, which can help reduce dust problems on 
dirt roads.  An EPA study notes:
"As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Estuary 
Program (NEP), laboratory testing was
recently conducted to verify the suitability of both the EMC SQUARED ? Dual 
Component System stabilizer products
and the ROAD OYL ? Resin Modified Emulsion product for use in stabilizing 
dirt roads and controlling erosion from
land disturbing activities in areas adjacent to sensitive coastal 
estuaries. The testing was part of a feasibility study for
reducing erosion and non-point source pollution conducted as part of the 
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program. The
products had been in use previously on local county roads and evaluation 
for the National Estuary Program project
included testing in an analytical laboratory to see if soil materials 
treated with these products displayed any evidence of
contaminants at levels of concern to the EPA. Throughout the extensive 
series of tests conducted no regulated param-
eters were detected. As indicated in the text quoted below and laboratory 
data which follow the EMC SQUARED
System Stabilizer treatments (EMC /EMS) and the ROAD OYL Resin Modified 
Emulsion treatment proved to be environmentally friendly in application."

Check out the web site http://www.sspco.org/8585.pdf for further details. 
 Good luck -

Rich

Richard Dooley
Environmental Analyst

NAHB Research Center
400 Prince George's Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, MD  20774
800-638-8556 x6242 or
301-430-6242  - ph
301-430-6183-fax
rdooley@nahbrc.org

On Monday, June 04, 2001 11:33 AM, Snyder, Mark 
[SMTP:mark.snyder@moea.state.mn.us] wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I received this question from a co-worker on behalf of a local county 
officer:
>
> "I have a local company inquiring as to environmentally friendly options 
for coating their dirt driveway in order to reduce dust from trucks (as 
compared to spraying oil on the driveway).  Any thoughts or suggestions? 
What are "the latest" options or trends?  Do you have any information?"
>
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> Mark Snyder
> Pollution Prevention Specialist
> Business Assistance Unit
> Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
> mark.snyder@moea.state.mn.us
>
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