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Comment period extended for Cape Fear, Mayo and Roxboro facilities’ draft proposed risk classifications

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00am

State environmental officials are extending by one week the public comment period for the Cape Fear, Mayo and Roxboro facilities’ draft proposed risk classifications. Staff with the N.C. Division of Water Resources learned that supplemental reports submitted to the environmental department in late February for the three facilities were not available online until April 14.  In order to give the public adequate time to review and comment on the supplemental information, the department has extended the public comment period for the three facilities until April 25. 

The one week extension grants the public more time to submit comments and allows the environmental department sufficient time to review and consider all comments before making its final determinations. In order to meet the aggressive deadlines in the coal ash law, the environmental department will continue preparations to release the final proposed classifications by May 18, 2016.  The coal ash law requires comprehensive closure plans for high priority coal ash impoundments to be submitted no later than December 31, 2016. 

Comprehensive site assessments and corrective action plans for each coal ash facility are available here.
Comment submission information is available here.