Reminder - Coal Tar Prohibited in Asphalt Sealants
As of January 1, 2017, Spring Lake Township prohibits the use of asphalt sealants which contain coal tar or more than one percent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by weight. The Board's final decision was that the potential harmful effects of using asphalt sealants with coal tar were significant enough that they passed an ordinance prohibiting them.
Commercial asphalt paving and sealing companies have been notified of this ordinance. If you are performing your own asphalt sealing, be sure to purchase a product that does not contain coal tar. If you have any questions, please contact the Township.