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Application period for Coastal Reserve Local Advisory Committee members opens April 5th

Monday, April 5, 2021

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will conduct an application process to identify potential members for its Local Advisory Committees. Community members are needed for each of the Coastal Reserve’s ten sites: Bird Island Reserve, Bald Head Woods Reserve, Zeke’s Island Reserve, Masonboro Island Reserve, Permuda Island Reserve, Rachel Carson Reserve, Buxton Woods Reserve, Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve, Currituck Banks Reserve, and Emily and Preyer Buckridge Reserve.

State approves permit modifications for digesters at four swine operations

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources (DWR) has approved permit modification requests to install anaerobic digesters at four animal feeding operations participating in a biogas processing project with Align RNG, LLC.  After extensive review of the applications and consideration of community concerns, DWR added additional sampling conditions and site-specific changes to the best management practices.

DEQ assesses penalties of nearly $200,000 for Chemours Violations

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has assessed $199,379.16 in penalties in the recent enforcement actions against Chemours for failing to meet conditions of the Consent Order and violations related to the construction and installation of the required treatment measures at Old Outfall 002 and Seep C.

DEQ to host a public hearing on new landfill permit for Duke’s Allen Steam Station Closure Actions

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, May 4, on a draft solid waste permit for the first of three new landfills at the Allen Steam Station. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of the first new landfill (called the North Starter Landfill) for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Allen Steam Station. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing online or by phone and provide their comments on the proposed permit.

RELEASE: Public Hearing on Draft UNC Title V Permit to be held May 4

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a digital public hearing on Tuesday, May 4 on a draft renewal permit for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC) Title V air permit. The public is invited to attend the hearing online or by phone provide their comments on the proposed permit. DAQ will also accept comments on the draft permit through May 6.

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