This week the City of Falcon Heights, Minnesota became the 15th community in Minnesota to ban the use of coal tar pavement sealants. Falcon Heights (pop. about 5,500) is a Minneapolis suburb and contains much of the University of Minnesota within its corporate limits.
The Council considered the issue with a positive staff recommendation, minimal fiscal impact expected and the fact that a major local sealant company recently agree to end the use of coal tar sealant (see story here).
The ban is effective immediately.