Note: The community has submitted dozens of to Heather Carter, but only one complaint has been documented! It is time to file complaint to multiple agencies in order to create a documented paper trail.
Fumes from the 401 N. Highland Paving Plant should not be leaving the boundaries of their property.
To file a complaint to the Department of Air Quality (DEQ) and CC everyone on this list:
Regional Supervisor: Heather Carter
EMAIL Heather Carter and CC EVERYONE ON THIS LIST!
email@example.com; bkeith@highlandpaving; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Mlocklear@harnett.org
Highland Paving: Barry Keith, General Manager
Harnett County Commissioner District 3: Brooks Matthews
Town of Lillington Manager: Joseph Jeffries
Harnett County Manager: Brent Trout
Harnett County Planning & Permitting Services: Mark Locklear
Subject: Formal Complaint Regarding Fumes from HW401 N. Highland Paving Asphalt Plant
To Whom It May Concern at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ),
I am writing this email as a concerned resident of [Your Address or Neighborhood], which is located approximately [Distance, e.g., ‘1 mile’] from the HW401 N. Highland Paving Asphalt Plant. I wish to formally report and seek immediate action regarding the persistent and invasive fumes emanating from the asphalt plant, which are adversely affecting my family and the local community.
The fumes are most noticeable and bothersome during the hours of [Start Time, e.g., ‘8:00 AM’] to [End Time, e.g., ’12:00 PM’], daily. The expectation is that emissions from the plant should not leave its property. However, this is clearly not the case, as the odorous fumes are reaching our residential area, indicating a breach of environmental compliance.
These fumes are not only causing discomfort due to their pungent odor but are also raising serious health concerns for my family, including [specific family members affected, e.g., ‘young children’, ‘elderly parents’, or ‘family members with respiratory issues’]. We have experienced [specific symptoms or issues, e.g., headaches, nausea, respiratory discomfort] which we believe are directly related to these emissions.
Previous complaints made to your department have, regrettably, not resulted in any observable changes or improvements. Therefore, I urge the DEQ to:
Our community has the right to a safe and healthy living environment. I hope that this issue will be addressed with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.
Thank you for your attention to this critical matter. I look forward to a prompt response and resolution.
[Your Full Name]
[Your Contact Information]
Residents can personalize this template with their details and specific experiences. It’s crucial to remain factual and polite while emphasizing the need for urgent action.