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NC Climate Change Interagency Council to Meet Feb 19

Monday, January 28, 2019

The N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council will hold its second meeting on February 19 in Elizabeth City at the Museum of the Albemarle.  Tentative agenda items include agency update reports, invited speakers on coastal climate impacts and an update on the greenhouse gas inventory. 

Public Hearing Feb. 18 on Draft Air Permit for Chemours to Install Thermal Oxidizer

Friday, January 18, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing on Monday, February 18, on a draft permit for the Chemours Company to install and operate a thermal oxidizer/scrubber system for emission control at their Fayetteville Works Facility.

State Awards Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

Friday, January 18, 2019

The state Division of Air Quality has awarded $667,770 in grants for three projects to reduce air pollution from diesel-powered mobile sources through the 2018 Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program.

Air Permit Issued for Enviva Pellets Hamlet, LLC

Monday, January 14, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued an air permit for the Enviva Pellets Hamlet, LLC facility in Richmond County, which includes added requirements to address concerns of people in the community.  

State officials award grants for natural hazard planning projects

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The state Division of Coastal Management has awarded $75,000 to four local governments to help plan for future storms and flooding. “We want to do everything we can to help coastal communities plan for natural disasters,” said Michael S. Regan, secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. “These funds will empower local governments to increase their resilience to coastal storms and flooding.”

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet Jan. 9-10

Monday, January 7, 2019

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission will meet this week at the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh. Commission committees will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9, with the full commission meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. Topics to be discussed include state rules on water supply watershed protection and nutrient management strategies, among other items.

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