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Interactive Map of US Coal Tar Sealant Bans & Restricted-Use Areas Now Online!

By far the most popular page on this site is the list of coal tar sealant bans and restricted-use jurisdictions around the country.  With ...

By far the most popular page on this site is the list of coal tar sealant bans and restricted-use jurisdictions around the country.  With so much misinformation out there about bans, it seems like a reasonable thing to do.

I would recommend caution to the end-user.  Austin's first violation of the ban was by a contractor who thought he was outside the City's jurisdiction, but he wasn't.  Act like a carpenter, check twice, spray once.  That's the reason for the disclaimer below.

The pushpins, as well as larger geographical areas, are color-coded as follows:
  • Blue: Outright Ban
  • Red: Restricted Use, for Public & Private
  • Green: Government Restricted Use
The dollar signs represent the corporate headquarters of Home Depot and Lowes who have both stopped selling coal tar sealants at their stores across the nation.

The map is interactive and allows the user to zoom and pan around the map.  If you click on the pushpins, then more information, if available, will pop up in a window.

This is intended to be a living document that gets updated as more jurisdictions change their regulations.  For now on, the map will reside on the "BAN" tab of this site.

If you know of any jurisdictions I might have missed, please let me know with a link verifying the ban or restriction.  Who knows, with passage of Congressman Lloyd Doggett's Coal Tar Sealant Reduction Act, maybe by this time next year the whole map will be blue.

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This map is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in deciding the legality of using coal tar sealants in any location in the United States.  The responsibility for verifying this is with the user.  It is recommended that the local authorities be contacted prior to commencing work to verify the current regulations.


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Coal Tar Free America: Interactive Map of US Coal Tar Sealant Bans & Restricted-Use Areas Now Online!
Interactive Map of US Coal Tar Sealant Bans & Restricted-Use Areas Now Online!
Coal Tar Free America
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