Press Releases Sign-up for NCDEQ Press Releases here Division/Office - Any -Air QualityCoastal ManagementCoastal ReserveEnergy, Mineral and Land ResourcesEnvironmental Assistance and Customer ServiceLand and Water StewardshipMarine FisheriesMarine Fisheries Recreational Water QualityMitigation ServicesNCDEQWaste ManagementWater InfrastructureWater Resources DEQ to host a public hearing on a second landfill permit for Duke Allen Steam Station October 11, 2021 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, October 26, on a draft solid waste permit for the second of three new, lined landfills at the Allen Steam Station in Gaston County. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of the second landfill (called the South Starter Landfill) for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Allen Steam Station. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing online or by phone and provide their comments on the proposed permit. Comments will be accepted until November 12. Online public information meeting to be held October 4 about redevelopment of the former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site in Davidson September 21, 2021 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Waste Management will host an online public information meeting on October 4 to discuss the redevelopment plans of the Davidson Depot property (former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site), located at 301 Depot Street in Davidson. DEQ issues Permit to Construct New, Lined Onsite Landfill for Disposal of Coal Ash at Duke Mayo Steam Electric Plant September 10, 2021 RALEIGH – Following a comprehensive application review and public comment period, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) has issued a permit to allow Duke Energy to construct and operate a new, lined, onsite landfill at the Mayo Steam Electric Plant for the disposal of excavated coal ash.