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COAL TAR RESOURCES Updated May 2, 2011 (if links are not available, Contact

us for information regarding copy written document availability) Studies at State and Local Level: Contamination of Stormwater Pond Sediments by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Minnesota: The Role of Coal Tar-based Sealcoat Products as a Source of PAHs. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Judy L. Crane, Ph.D. 2010 Concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Stormwater, Madison, Wisconsin, 2005-08. Selbig, William R. 2009 PAHs in Austin, Texas Sediments and Coal-Tar Based Pavement Sealants Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. City of Austin 2005 Pollution Prevention and Management Strategies for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Valle, Sandra et all 2007. pdf Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Urban Runoff Sources, Sinks and Treatment: A Review. Prabhukumar, Giridhar, Illinois Institute of Technology 2011 Independent Studies Environmental Resources Management Letter to Mr. Curtis E. Shaw of Austin Independent School District. Subject: Summary of Preliminary Evaluation of Potential Risks from Existing Coal Tar Sealant. Date: April 1, 2010. Mutagenic and Carcinogenic Hazards of Settled House Dust I: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Content and Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk from Preschool Exposure. Maertens, Rebecca M. et all 2007. The Effects of Coal Tar Based Pavement Sealer on Amphibian Development and Metamorphosis. Bryer, Pamela et all 2006 Occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons below coal-tar-sealed parking lots and effects on stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities. Scoggins, M et all 2007 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Stormwater Runoff from Sealcoated Pavements. Watts, Allison W. et all 2010 Contribution of PAHs from coal-tar pavement sealcoat and other sources to 40 U.S. lakes. Van Metre, Peter C. and Barbara J. Mahler 2010 PAHs Underfoot: Contaminated Dust from Coal-Tar Sealcoated Pavement is Widespread in the United States. Van Metre, Peter C., Barbara J. Mahler, and Jennifer T. Wilson 2008 Parking Lot Sealcoat: An Unrecognized Source of Urban Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Mahler, Barbara J. et al 2005

Urban Sprawl Leaves Its PAH Signature. Van Metre, Peter C., Barbara J. Mahler, and Edward T. Furlong 2000 Coal-Tar-Based Parking Lot Sealcoat: An Unrecognized Source of PAH to Settled House Dust. Mahler, Barbara J., Van Metre, Peter C., Wilson, Jennifer T., and Muscroge, Marylynn 2010 Influence of Coal-Tar Sealcoat and Other Carbonaceous Materials on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Loading in an Urban Watershed. Yang, Yaning, Peter Van Metre et al 2010 A Photographic Method for Estimating Wear of Coal Tar Sealcoat from Parking Lots. Scoggins, Mateo, Tom Ennis, Nathan Parker, and Chris Herrington 2009 Contributions of Common Sources of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Soil Contamination. Simon, John A. and James A. Sobieraj 2006 Trends in Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants in Urban and Reference Lake Sediments across the United States, 1970-2001. Peter C. Van Metre and Barbara J. Mahler 2005 es%20ES&T.pdf

Examples of Legislation Maplewood, Minnesota: White Bear Lake, Minnesota: Austin, Texas: Washington D.C.:,a,1209,q,500531.asp Dane County, Wisconsin: State of Washington ban: Proposed Ban for the State of Michigan: State of Minnesota: McHenry Countys model coal tar ordinance Proposed ordinance banning coal tar sealants for the City of Des Plaines, Illinois 0321/CotW-item3a.pdf Additional Coal Tar Related Information Coal Tar Poisoning of Pigs: Veterinary Laboratories Agency VLA Monthly Scanning Surveillance Report January 2011 PAHs Increasing in Urban U.S. Lakes: Barbara Mahler of USGS briefing in Washington D.C. Good overview of most recent coal tar concerns and pending research: Investigate West article Study sees parking lots dust as cancer risk United States Environmental Protection Agency (Casual Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System [CADDIS]): United States Geological Society (Summary Sheet for Coal Tar Sealant Studies):

List of alternatives to Coal Tar products from the City of Austin, TX website Asphalt Sealer Comparison: The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Fact Sheet on Coal Tar: The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Presentation on Driveway and Parking Lot Sealcoat: US EPA PAHs Fact Sheet Report on Coal Tars and Coal Tar Pitches from the National Toxicology Program (part of the Department of Health and Human Services) New York Times Article A Wide Creosote Ban is Proposed by EPA The EPAs Integrated Risk Information System entry for Creosote The International Agency for Research on Cancer entry for Coal-Tars and Derived Products

Blogs and Industry Arguments (including industry funded studies)* Pavement Coatings Technology Council (PCTC): Coal Tar Free America: The Truth About Coal Tar (sponsored by a PCTC member owned company): Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Characteristics for Sediments Collected from Creeks and Streams in Austin, Texas Prepared for PCTC by ENVIRON International 2006 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Austin Sediments After a Ban on Pavement Sealers. DeMott, Robert P. et al, ENVIRON International, PCTC, and Horizon Environmental Services 2010 *The County neither supports nor condones the opinions of these non-third party sources but provides them as resources to make an informed decision.