There are 3 facilities in Newtown that can contribute to asphalt odors: Barrett Paving, Brewer Coat, and Valley Asphalt. Barrett and Valley are both asphalt plans that have active air permits with Ohio EPA. Newtown Fill is a construction and demolition landfill that also has permits for its operations.
How to register an air quality complaint:
The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has a complaint hotline to receive complaints such as odor, dust, or general air quality concerns. You can register a complaint by calling 513-946-7777. Resident can also register a complaint online at http://www.southwestohioair.org/residents/complaints/file_a_complaint.
Air Sampling in Newtown:
In response to odor complaints and concerns presented by the Village of Newtown, the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control, is conducting specialized monitoring in Newtown and Anderson Township. View the Newtown Monitoring Plan here.
The objectives of the project are to 1) detect and quantify ambient levels of organic compounds and air toxic compounds and 2) collect data on odors present in Newtown and nearby Anderson Township. All air monitoring results will be forwarded to the Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Control for their review and analysis.
Monitoring will include instantaneous volatile organic compound (VOC) sampling and 24-hour canister samples. The monitoring loop locations are listed in the Newtown Monitoring Plan.
Newtown Citizens can be a part of the air sampling in Newtown! If an odor is present and you would like an air sample taken, the Combined Anderson Township and Village of Newtown Fire Department is equipped with a canister to be used as needed by the Village of Newtown or a Newtown resident. The canister will be available 24 hours a day by calling the Fire Department (Assistant Fire Chief Bob Herrlinger) at 513-688-8093.