Public invited to comment on changes to water resources rules

Raleigh, NC

State officials are seeking public input on proposed changes to two sets of rules that protect water quality.

The first set of rules regulate waste that is not discharged to surface waters, such as sewer line extensions, wastewater irrigation and infiltration systems, animal waste management systems, and pump and haul systems. The second set of rules apply to the use and distribution of reclaimed water.

The proposed changes are part of the ongoing review of all state environmental regulations as mandated by legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013.

Written comments must be postmarked by Nov. 22, and can be mailed to: Attention: 2T 2U Rule Comments, DEQ/DWR Water Planning Section, 1611 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1611. Comments may also be submitted electronically to: 15ANCAC2T2URule_Comments@ncdenr.gov. When sending comments by email, please be sure to include “2T 2U Comments” in the subject line.

As part of the public comment period, state officials will host three public hearings on the following schedule:

  • Oct. 10 at Battleship North Carolina Auditorium, 1 Battleship Road, Wilmington
  • Oct. 17 at Northview Middle School Auditorium, 302 28th Avenue NE, Hickory
  • Oct. 24 at the Ground Floor Hearing Room, Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh

The hearings will start at 6 p.m. Registration for attendees and speakers begins at 5:30 p.m. Audio of the hearings will be recorded.

For copies of the draft rules, regulatory impact analyses, and information about rules, please visit: http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-regulations-guidance/dwr-classifications-standards/rule-readoption-process.

For information on the rules review process, please visit: https://deq.nc.gov/permits-regulations/rules-regulations/rules-review.

 

This press release is related to: