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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public hearing September 20, 2022, on proposed amendments to its 15A NCAC 01E “Oil Refinery Facility Permit” rules as part of the required rule review and readoption process set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A.  The purpose of this public hearing is to allow interested persons to submit oral comments regarding DEQ’s proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 01E, which relate to Oil Refinery Facility Permits.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted water quality swimming advisories at two sound-side sites in Carteret County.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus).

The Division of Air Quality today announced grant awards to replace 61 transit buses with cleaner low-emission vehicles, including 25 electric buses, using Volkswagen Settlement funding.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is  giving an additional 30 days for public comment on a draft air quality permit for the Carolina Poultry Power RG3, LLC facility in La Grange. Public comments will now be accepted until Sept. 16, 2022.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host an in-person public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 25, on the draft Title V air permit for World Cat Greenville.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus).

The North Carolina Mining Commission will meet in Raleigh on Aug. 23, 2022. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend in person, by computer or phone.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at an ocean-side site in Dare County.

The Division of Water Infrastructure will conduct a webinar about the new Local Assistance for Stormwater Infrastructure Investments (LASII) Program and the Fall 2022 application process on Tuesday, August 16 at 2:30 p.m. Members of the public, potential applicants and interested parties are invited to listen online or by phone.

The N.C. Sedimentation Control Commission will meet in the Green Square Building Training Room, 1st Floor, Room 1210 (217 W. Jones St., Raleigh 27603) on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and the public may join in person, by webinar or by phone.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet in-person Aug. 17-18 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 5046 Henderson Dr., Jacksonville. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a precautionary advisory warning the public against swimming and waterplay near and in an area of the Intracoastal Waterway in Surf City.

An advisory against swimming was issued today at an ocean-side site in Dare 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 Oil and Gas Commission will meet in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, 27603, on Aug. 9, 2022. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m.