September 9, 2020 Groundwater & Waste Management Committee

 

Groundwater & Waste Management Committee

Virtual Public Meeting on
Cisco's WebEx Teleconferencing Service

September 9, 2020
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In the event, the previously scheduled committee meeting adjourns prior to the estimated adjournment time, the other committee meeting may be called to order, by the Chairman, fifteen minutes after the previous meeting adjourned.

The Groundwater and Waste Management Committee (GWWMC) of the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) meeting audio and presentations will be broadcast via the state web conferencing link posted on the EMC website at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-commi....

Yvonne Bailey, Chair, Presiding

I.       Preliminary Matters

1.    Call to Order and Notice of NCGS § 138A-15

General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chairman inquire as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Commission.  If any member knows of a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict, please so state at this time.

2.    Approval of draft minutes of the July 8, 2020 (attached) Groundwater and Waste Management Committee (GWWMC) meeting.

II.    Action Items

1.    Request Approval of Proposed Rule Revisions and Regulatory Impact Analysis for 15A NCAC 13B Section .1700 “Requirements for Beneficial Use of Coal Combustion Products” to Proceed to the EMC for Public Comment
(DWM) Ed Mussler

Explanation:    The Division of Waste Management requests approval of proposed rule revisions and regulatory impact analysis for 15A NCAC 13B Section .1700 “Requirements for Beneficial Use of Coal Combustion Products” to proceed to the EMC for public comment. Rules .1701 - .1710 are proposed for readoption as a repeal pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, since new structural fills are required to comply with the Coal Ash Management Act, and Rule .1713 is a new rule proposed for adoption to consolidate requirements from the existing rules that are still necessary for existing structural fills.

Recommendation:    The Division requests that the GWWMC approve the proposed rule revisions and regulatory impact analysis for 15A NCAC 13B Section .1700 “Requirements for Beneficial Use of Coal Combustion Products” to proceed to the EMC for public comment.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Attachment A -  Proposed Rule Text
Attachment B -  Regulatory Impact Analysis

2.    Request Approval to Proceed to the EMC for Public Notice and Hearings on Amendments to 15A NCAC 02L .0202 Groundwater Quality Standards
(DWR) Bridget Shelton

Explanation:        The Division of Water Resources is requesting approval from the GWWMC to proceed to the EMC to request public notice and hearings on proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 02L .0202 Groundwater Quality Standards. Information has been broken up into 3 parts in order to go over the proposed amendments in more detail. Part 1 and Part 2 were presented at the May 2020 and July 2020 GWWMC meetings, respectively. This presentation will begin by covering Part 3 and conclude with the proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 02L .0202 Groundwater Quality Standards and the recommendation from the Division. Proposed amendments include the incorporation of 44 existing IMACs, some with revisions, into the Groundwater Quality Standards; addition of a Groundwater Quality Standard for three compounds; addition of CAS Register Numbers for existing groundwater standards and proposed incorporated IMACs; and additional updates for clarification.
 
Recommendation:    The Division recommends that the GWWMC approve the proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 02L .0202 Groundwater Quality Standards to proceed to the EMC for public notice and hearings.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Attachment A - Group 3 IMAC Supporting Information
Attachment B - SSAB Statement on DWR’s Proposed PFOA and PFOS Groundwater Standard
Attachment C - 15A NCAC 02L .0202 Groundwater Quality Standards with proposed
      amendments

Attachment D - Approved Rule Impact Analysis 15A NCAC 02L .0202
Attachment E - Proposed Groundwater Quality Standards Supporting Documents
Attachment F - DWM and DWR Site Information Table

III.    Closing Remarks

Yvonne Bailey, Chair

Upcoming Proposed Rules for the GWWMC (subject to change)

January 13, 2021 or March 10, 2021 meeting:

  • Proposed Readoption of 15A NCAC 02P Leaking Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Funds (DWM)
  • Proposed Amendment of 15A NCAC 13A Rule .0119 to add photovotaic modules as a universal waste (DWM)
  • Proposed Amendments of 15A NCAC 13A to clarify hazardous waste requirements (DWM)

Adjournment 09-09-2020