State to hold public hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline air permit

Raleigh, NC

The state Division of Air Quality will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to obtain community feedback on a draft air quality permit for the proposed Northampton Compressor Station, which would be built as part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.


If the air permit is approved, the compressor station would regulate the operation of air emissions sources and air cleaning devices. The station is proposed to be at 718 Forest Road, Pleasant Hill in Northampton County.


The public hearing will be held at Garysburg Town Hall, 504 Old Highway Road, Garysburg. Registration for those who wish to speak will begin at 5 p.m. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m.


For those who cannot attend the public hearing, written comments on the draft permit will be accepted until Nov. 20. Written comments should be mailed to: Division of Air Quality, Attn: Charles McEachern, 3800 Barrett Dr., Raleigh, N.C., 27609.


Written comments may also be submitted by email to: Please be sure to include “ACP/DAQ” in the email’s subject line.


All public comments received by Nov. 20 will be considered in the final determination regarding permit issuance and permit conditions. The draft permit, application and related documents are available online at:


Printed copies of the documents may be reviewed at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Raleigh Regional Office. To obtain additional information or make an appointment to review documents, please contact Charles McEachern at 919-791-4200.

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