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The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund will begin accepting applications on April 1 for the 2022 funding cycle from the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund.

The Stormwater Funding Committee of the State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Thursday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. by teleconference. The public may listen to the meeting online or by phone.

The Division of Coastal Management (DCM) invites local governments throughout the 20 Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) counties to apply for Phase 3 of the NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program (RCCP). Municipal and county governments are invited to apply for funding for the engineering and design of a prioritized project identified in their RCCP Resilience Strategy, or other existing plan that meets the RCCP’s Phases 1 and 2 planning criteria.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources (DWR) is accepting public comments on a draft permit to treat PFAS-contaminated groundwater, surface water and stormwater from the Chemours Fayetteville Works site before discharge into the Cape Fear River.

The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet on Monday, April 4, via WebEx. The public is invited to attend the meeting online or by phone. In addition to updates by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), DEQ staff will present information about the signatures of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Lower Cape Fear River area, and about the availability of reference doses for PFAS in North Carolina. DHHS staff will provide an overview of the process to develop fish consumption advisories. For details, view the agenda.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s Division of Water Resources will hold the first of four public meetings April 5 and April 7 in Duplin and Sampson counties on draft Animal Waste Management Digester System General Permits. Members of the public are invited to attend and submit comments on the draft permits. A virtual meeting is being held April 21 for those who cannot attend an in-person meeting. A third in-person meeting is planned in Statesville on April 19.

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Public Access Level 2 Charging Infrastructure Program rebates under Phase 2 of the Volkswagen Mitigation plan.

The Stormwater Committee of the State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Friday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. by teleconference. The public may listen to the meeting online or by phone.

The Stormwater Committee of the State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Friday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. by teleconference

State and federal officials together with Multistate Trust representatives will hold two community meetings and a drop-in information session regarding the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund site on Tuesday, March 15. Members of the public are welcome to attend the events in person or participate in the community meetings online or by phone.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has opened public comment on the Draft Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 and will hold an online listening session about the draft amendment on March 9 at 1 p.m.

The Division of Water Infrastructure will hold the second of two listening sessions on Thursday, March 10 to hear initial stakeholder input on the potential uses for the $82 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stormwater Funding.

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) announced grant awards today for two projects that will advance environmental engagement and stewardship in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine region, which encompasses part of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Wednesday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. at Green Square in Raleigh and virtually (WebEx).

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is now accepting applications for the School Bus Program grants under Phase 2 of the Volkswagen Mitigation plan.