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The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries wants to remind the public to report any cold stunned spotted seatrout they may see in North Carolina coastal waters.

RALEIGH – State and federal officials together with Multistate Trust representatives will hold two community meetings regarding the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund site on Tuesday, December 7. Topics will include the upcoming Operable Unit 2 excavation and related work, ongoing investigations and reuse planning.

The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Limited public seating will be available and face coverings are required. The public is also invited to join the meeting online or by phone.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record red hind.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop via web conference on Dec. 8 to review the draft Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for Interjurisdictional Fisheries with the plan advisory committee.

RALEIGH – The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet on Monday, December 6, via WebEx. The public is invited to attend the meeting online or by phone.

Commercial season closures for spot and for croaker will begin on different dates in December.

The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has received nearly $546 thousand dollars as one of 49 new grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 grant cycle. The funds will be used to enhance the resilience of North Carolina’s coastal communities and natural resources by supporting local planning and pre-construction activities.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on a proposed shellfish lease in New Hanover County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission selected their preferred management options for the draft Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 during their November business meeting.

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will hold local advisory committee meetings by web conference Nov. 30 – Dec. 8, 2021. The public may join the meetings online or by phone.

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet in person Wednesday and Thursday, November 17 and 18, 2021 in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building at 512 N. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a permit modification for the Ecolab, Inc. facility at the Port of Wilmington.

The Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a public hearing on the Piedmont Lithium Carolinas mining permit application on November 15, 2021, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., followed by a virtual overflow hearing on November 18.