Press Releases

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) has issued a mining permit for the Parker Mine operation, covering 83.6 acres in Stanly County.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund will meet jointly by web conference on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet in-person Nov. 16-18 at the Islander Hotel, 102 Islander Drive, in Emerald Isle. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has received an application for a permit modification from Chemours for the Fayetteville Works facility, “Vinyl Ethers Expansion and Hydrolysis Line”.

A public hearing for two marine fisheries proposed rules that was scheduled for last night did not occur due to a technical problem. The hearing will be rescheduled and announced at a later date.

North Carolina will distribute more than $6.8 million to fund the installation or expansion of electric vehicle charging stations at 64 sites across the state.

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, 2022 in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building at 512 N.

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Science Panel will meet Nov. 7 by web conference to conduct its annual review of new sea level rise studies and information. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. The public may join the meeting by computer or phone.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management (DCM) Coastal Reserve will temporarily close the Currituck Banks Reserve parking lot, boardwalk and trail for repairs on Oct. 31. The closure is expected to last through the end of the year and is necessary to maintain the safety of boardwalk and trail users.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a community information meeting on Tuesday, November 29, at the Community Center in Riegelwood Community Park.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries today announced that the fall 2022 recreational striped bass season in the Albemarle Sound Management Area will open Nov. 1 and close when the quota has been reached, or Dec. 31, 2022, whichever comes first.

North Carolina’s 2022 commercial flounder fishing season in internal waters is coming to an end. The commercial flounder season is closing because the total allowable landings of flounder from internal coastal waters is nearly caught.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is accepting grant applications to fund projects that will reduce emissions from diesel engines.

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

The Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold an in-person special meeting on biomass on November 17. Members of the public are invited to attend in-person or online.