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New meeting date, comment period extension announced on proposed Malec Brothers fumigation permit

Monday, May 7, 2018

State officials have announced an extension to the second public comment period and a new public hearing date to seek additional feedback on a permit application from Malec Brothers Transport, LLC. The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will hold a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 15 at Acme Delco Middle School, 26133 Andrew Jackson Highway, in Delco on the Malec Brothers’ draft permit. The public comment period has been extended to May 18.

State reaches agreement on swine facilities with plans to strengthen protection for nearby communities

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has reached a settlement agreement with a coalition of community-based environmental groups that will improve regulatory oversight of industrial swine operations and better protect nearby communities from health and environmental impacts. The agreement marks the resolution of civil rights complaints filed against the state environmental agency in 2014 and 2016.

State Water Infrastructure Authority to meet April 18–19 in New Bern

Friday, April 13, 2018

The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet in New Bern April 18 and 19 at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, 529 South Front Street, in the Debnam-Hunt Board Room. The meeting is open to the public, with an opportunity for informal public comments.

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