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Air Permit issued for H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation facility

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality has issued an air permit for the coal ash beneficiation project at Duke Energy Progress’s H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  In response to public comments, the Division of Air Quality staff revised the original draft permit to include additional testing and revised emission information.  

State Climate Change Interagency Council to meet Dec 19

Friday, December 7, 2018

The state’s cabinet secretaries will gather on December 19th for the inaugural meeting of the N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council.  The Interagency Council was established by Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 80 and directed state agencies to coordinate their efforts to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy.

DEQ Secretary Regan says fisheries authorizations endanger coastal resources

Friday, November 30, 2018

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael S. Regan released the following statement on the Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) that were issued today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to five companies for seismic testing off of North Carolina’s coast.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public information session about GenX scheduled for Dec. 11

Friday, November 23, 2018

The state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will host a seventh community information session Tuesday, Dec. 11, about the state’s ongoing activities related to the GenX investigation that originated at the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.  

State seeks public feedback on Alamance Aggregates mining permit

Monday, November 19, 2018

RALEIGH, NC – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is seeking community feedback on Alamance Aggregates LLC’s application for a mining permit for a crushed stone operation to be located off Clark Road in Alamance County. The public is invited to submit comments on the permit application at a public hearing planned for 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Sylvan Elementary School, 7718 Sylvan Road in Snow Camp, N.C. Speaker registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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