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Application Period Opens for Watershed Restoration Grants

Friday, February 8, 2019

The N.C. Division of Water Resources is accepting proposals for grant funds to implement watershed restoration plans to restore waterways impaired by nonpoint source pollution. The state expects to receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for competitive funding of projects under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act during the 2019 grant cycle.

Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board to meet Feb. 4 in Raleigh

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The North Carolina Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet Monday, Feb. 4 at the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh. Topics for discussion will include GenX, methyl bromide and hexavalent chromium, among other items.

Comment period extended, public hearing planned for Siler City wastewater plant

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The N.C. Division of Water Resources has extended until Jan. 24, 2019 the public comment period for a draft modified wastewater permit for the Siler City Wastewater Treatment Plant. The agency will also host a Jan. 24 public hearing to provide community members with an additional opportunity to submit feedback on the draft permit.   

State seeks public feedback on Belews Creek Steam Station draft consent order and permit

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public feedback on a proposed draft special order by consent for Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station, as well as a draft wastewater permit modification for the Stokes County facility. The public comment period for both documents opens today and will run through Jan. 25, 2019.

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