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Water Infrastructure Funding Application Deadline Extended

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Division of Water Infrastructure has extended the deadline for applications for Fall 2018 water infrastructure funding to 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018 for all funding programs. Recognizing that Hurricane Florence complicated the ability of some communities to complete their applications, the division chose to amend the original deadline.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Department of Environmental Quality announces meeting cancellations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission meetings scheduled for Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 in Raleigh have been cancelled. New meeting dates will soon be announced and posted on the commission website at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-commissions/environmental-management-commission.

The N.C. Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board meeting planned for Sept. 24 has also been cancelled. More information on the board’s meetings is available online at:https://deq.nc.gov/news/hot-topics/genx-investigation/secretaries-science-advisory-board.

Statement on Sutton Steam Plant Wastewater Discharge

Saturday, September 15, 2018

In response to the recent update by Duke on the wastewater discharge at the Sutton Plant, DEQ Communications Director Megan S. Thorpe offered the following comment:

DEQ has been closely monitoring all coal ash impoundments that could be vulnerable in this record breaking rain event. As soon as it is safe to do so, DEQ will be onsite at the Sutton Steam Plant to conduct a thorough inspection. Once the damage is assessed, DEQ will determine the best path forward and hold the utility accountable for implementing the solution that ensures the protection of public health and the environment.

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