March 8, 2018 Agenda


512 N. Salisbury Street
Archdale Building - Ground Floor Hearing Room
Raleigh, North Carolina

March 8, 2018
9:00 a.m.

General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chairman inquires 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.

J.D. Solomon, Chairman, Presiding

I. Preliminary Matters

1.    Call to Order
2.    Approval of minutes from Commission meeting on January 11, 2018 (attached)
3.    Approval of minutes from Steering Committee meeting on January 10, 2018 (attached)
4.    Rivers and Environment-Infrastructure Nexus Initiatives

II. Action Items

1.    18-15     Request to Proceed to Public Notice and Hearing on Readoption and Proposed Amendments to Water Supply Watershed Protection Rules 15A NCAC 02B .0620 through .0624
(DEMLR) Julie Ventaloro


Attachment A – 15A NCAC 02B .0620-.0624 (Action)
Attachment B – Regulatory Impact Analysis Section 15A NCAC 02B .0600 (Action)
Attachment C –Key for WS Rule Changes (Information)
Attachment D – List of Proposed WS Rule Changes (Information)
Attachment E - 15A NCAC 02B .0620-.0624 with Commentary (Information)

2.    18-16    Request to Proceed to Public Notice and Hearings with Proposed Rule Re-adoptions, Triennial Review Amendments and Draft Fiscal Note for 15A NCAC 02B .0100, .0200 and .0300
(DWR) Jeff Manning


Attachment A – 15A NCAC 02B 0100 Proposed Draft
Attachment B - 15A NCAC 02B 0200 Proposed Draft
Attachment C - 15A NCAC 02B 0300 Proposed Draft

3.    18-17   Request Approval to Proceed to Public Notice and Hearing with Proposed Rule Re-adoptions and Amendments to Water Quality Permitting Rules and Associated Regulatory Impact Analyses
(DWR) Karen Higgins/Mike Templeton/Deborah Gore


Attachment A – Water Quality Permitting Section – Regulatory Impact Analyses
Attachment B -  Water Quality Permitting Section – 02B Rules
Attachment C -  Water Quality Permitting Section – 02H Rules

4.   18-18   Request Approval to Proceed to Public Notice and Hearing with Proposed Amendments to 15A NCAC 02K .0212 of the Dam Safety Rules and Fiscal Impact Analysis
(DEMLR) Boyd DeVane

Attachment A - Proposed Rule Changes 02K .012 (12/19/17)
Attachment B - Fiscal Impact Analysis 02K .012 Final

5.   18-19    Request Approval to Proceed to Public Comment with the Initial Determinations for the Water Resources Programs Rules (15A NCAC 02G)
(DWR) Linwood Peele


Attachment A - 15A NCAC 02G (Excel Sheet)

6.    18-20   Request Approval of 2018 EMC 303(d) Listing and Delisting Methodology
(DWR) Pam Behm


Attachment A - EPA Decision to Add 72 Waterbody-Pollutant Combinations to North Carolina's 2016 Section 303(d) List
Attachment B - 2016 303(d) Methodology
Attachment C - 2018 303(d) Methodology with proposed clarification
Attachment D - Draft Estimated Impact Analysis

7.    18-21    Request to Proceed to Public Notice with Proposed Reclassification of Lake Enka in Buncombe County (French Broad River Basin) to Class B
(DWR) Elizabeth Kountis


Attachment A – Enka Lake Memo
Attachment B – Enka Lake Map
Attachment C – Enka Lake Rule
Attachment D - Enka Lake Regulatory Impact Analysis

8.    18-22   Request to Proceed to Public Notice regarding the Periodic Review of Existing Rules Reports for 15A NCAC 02I and 02J pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A
(DEQ General Counsel) Bill Lane


Attachment A - 15A NCAC 02I Report
Attachment B - 15A NCAC 02J Report (003)

9.    18-23   Request by WASCO LLC for Environmental Management Commission to Review Petition for Declaratory Ruling regarding the Applicability of 15A NCAC 13A .0113(a)
(DEQ Counsel) Hill Davis
( Counsel, Troutman Sanders) Sean Sullivan        

Attachment A – Petition for Declaratory Ruling (PDR)
Attachment B – WASCO Exhibits (1 thru 6 and 8 thru 22)
     Exhibit 7 (Documents include Petition for Rulemaking presented at February 7, GWWMC Special Called Meeting are found at this Link):

Supplements to Declaratory Ruling Exhibit 21
    WASCO Cover Letter
    Hornbarrier - G Dunn Letter regarding RCRA Jurisdiction

Attachment A -  DEQ’s Response to WASCO’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling
Attachment B -  Exhibit B
Attachment C – Exhibit C1
                          Exhibit C2
                          Exhibit C3
Attachment D - Exhibit D
Attachment E - Exhibit E
Attachment F - Exhibit F
Attachment G - Exhibit G
Attachment H - Exhibit H
Attachment I - Exhibit I
Attachment J - Exhibit J
Attachment K - Exhibit K

10.    18-24   Petition for Rulemaking to Amend 15A NCAC 13A .0102(b) for the Definition of "Operator" 
(Groundwater and Waste Management Committee Chairman) Bill Puette

Attachment A – WASCO Petition for Rulemaking
Attachment B - Exhibits for WASCO LLC Rulemaking Petition (Follow this link to view each of the 37 exhibits):
Attachment C - WASCO Figures (Follow this link to view Figure 1 through Figure 3):
Attachment D - Table 1 - DEQ's Changing Allegations (2010-2017) (showing date and asserted basis for "operator")
Attachment E - NCDEQ Recommendation and Exhibits 

11.   18-25   Petition for Rulemaking to Limit North Carolina's Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Protect a Stable Climate System and Preserve the Natural Resources of North Carolina
(Air Quality Committee Chairman) Stan Meiburg

Attachment A - Petition for Rulemaking
Attachment B - De Luca Comment Letter
Attachment C - De Luca Comment Letter Attachment
Attachment D - Concerned Citizens in Support of Petition 

12.    18-26  Request Approval of Hearing Officer's Report and Issuance of Water Quality Special Order by Consent (SOC) S17-009 to address Non-engineered Seeps from Coal Ash Basins at Duke Energy's Allen, Marshall and Rogers (Cliffside) Steam Stations
(EMC) Gerard Carroll

S17-009 Hearing Officer Report Cover Memo
S17-009 (Signed by Duke Energy)
S17-009 Hearing Officer's Report (3-1-2018)
Attachment A - Public Notice
Attachment B - Non-Speaking Attendees 2-13-2018
Attachment C - Speaking Attendees 2-13-2018
Attachment D - Written Comments from Hearing Speakers
Attachment E - Written Comments Sent Via USPS
Attachment F - Emailed (Non-Form Letter) Comments
Attachment G - Broad River Alliance Comments Re S17-009
Attachment H - SELC Comments on Behalf of Environmental Groups
Attachment I - SELC Comments on Marshall Permit and SOC

13.   18-27   Cary-Apex 2015 IBT Certificate Modification 
(EMC Counsel) Phillip Reynolds

Attachment A – Draft Proposed IBT Certificate re Consent Judgement
Attachment B -17 CVS 1888 Consent Judgment

III.   Information Item

1.     18-01   Update on the Science Advisory Board
(Chairman Bartram)

IV. Concluding Remarks

By Directors (Directors' Comments)
By Committee Chairs
By Commission Members
By Counsel
By Chairman

Adjournment 03-08-18