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 holding Public Input Meeting on Animal Waste Management Digester System General Permits Dec. 14 November 3, 2021 The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold an online public input meeting on December 14 on the development of the new Animal Waste Management Digester System General Permits. Members of the public may participate online or by phone. MEDIA ADVISORY: Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee to meet October 14, 2021 The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet by web conference at 1 p.m. Oct. 25. Public Hearing to be held Nov. 3 on updated Groundwater rules and standards October 11, 2021 The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources (DWR) will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the state’s Groundwater Classifications and Standards, known as rule 15A NCAC 02L .0100 – General Considerations. The hearing will be held via Webex from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The purpose of this public hearing is to allow interested persons to submit oral comments regarding the DWR’s proposed amendments to Permanent Rules 15A NCAC 02L .0100, which govern the protection of North Carolina’s groundwater resources. REMINDER: DEQ accepting public comment on Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment October 5, 2021 The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on the Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment and Appendix. DEQ accepting public comment on Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment September 21, 2021 The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on the Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment and Appendix.