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MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board to meet Aug. 20

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet in Raleigh on Monday to discuss the board’s GenX report and trichloroethylene vapor intrusion and action levels, among other topics. The meeting will also include a presentation on hexavalent chromium from Health Canada, the Canadian government agency which oversees national public health programs, research and initiatives. The full agenda is available online at: https://files.nc.gov/ncdeq/GenX/SAB/SAB-Agenda-082018.pdf.

EPA to NC: Lower Cape Fear River Swamp Supplemental Classification Denied

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality was notified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their denial of the Lower Cape Fear River (LCFR) supplemental classification as swamp waters. The original effort to push to reclassify the river was driven by the previous administration, approved by the EMC in 2015, and eventually submitted to the EPA earlier this year.

REMINDER: Comment period closes July 11 on proposed court order against Chemours

Friday, July 6, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality wants to remind the public that the 30-day public comment period for the proposed order will conclude on July 11. DEQ filed a proposed court order on June 11 to require the Chemours Company to implement numerous measures to eliminate or reduce air emissions and water impacts caused by GenX and related compounds, and address contamination in and around the Fayetteville Works facility.

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC announces public meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline that would impact Rockingham and Alamance counties

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality are encouraging communities in Alamance and Rockingham counties to attend upcoming meetings being held by the company that wants to extend the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from Virginia into North Carolina. Engaging early in the review process gives citizens a greater opportunity to weigh in on permitting decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, which is the agency that will determine whether the project can move forward.

DEQ files new proposed court order against Chemours

Monday, June 11, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality today filed a proposed court order to require the Chemours Company to implement numerous measures to eliminate or reduce air emissions and water impacts caused by GenX and related compounds, and address contamination in and around the Fayetteville Works facility.

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