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An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Carteret County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, August 10, on a draft solid waste permit for a new, lined landfill at the Mayo Steam Electric Plant. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of a new landfill (called the Ash Basin Landfill) for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Mayo facility. Members of the public are invited to attend the hearing online or by phone and provide their comments on the proposed permit.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a precautionary swimming advisory in Oak Island. The advisory was lifted because floodwaters have rescinded, and pumping has ceased. 

State recreational water quality officials today advised beachgoers to be aware of the floodwaters being pumped to the ocean surf in Oak Island. Surfers and swimmers should avoid these sites.

The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Wednesday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the Archdale Building’s Ground Floor Hearing Room in Raleigh.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a precautionary swimming advisory in Oak Island. The advisory was lifted because floodwaters have rescinded, and pumping has ceased.

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 9 a.m. in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building at 512 N. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC.

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 Belews Creek Steam Station for the disposal of excavated coal ash.

The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Wednesday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the Archdale Building’s Ground Floor Hearing Room, Raleigh.

 

 

State recreational water quality officials today advised beachgoers to be aware of the floodwaters being pumped to the ocean surf in Oak Island. Surfers and swimmers should avoid these sites.

Three advisory committees to the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet by web conference later this month to discuss possible future small mesh gill net management measures.

An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Carteret County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality invites public comment on the state’s plan to invest $67 million in Volkswagen Settlement funds. The Draft Phase 2 Mitigation plan focuses on efforts to reduce pollution impacts while incentivizing zero emission vehicles and increasing outreach to under-resourced communities.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a digital public hearing on Thursday, August 5 on a draft permit modification for the Duke Energy Allen Steam Station.