Press Releases

Currituck Banks Reserve Local Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Currituck Banks Reserve Local Advisory Committee meeting, originally scheduled for December 5, has been rescheduled for January 15 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education located at Currituck Heritage Park, 1160 Village Lane in Corolla.

State to hold inlet hazard update workshops for Ocean Isle, Holden and Carolina Beaches

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The state Division of Coastal Management will hold workshops for the Towns of Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach and Carolina Beach to review proposed Inlet Hazard Area boundary updates and associated Coastal Resource Commission rule amendments. The workshops are open to interested members of the public and town officials.

Public Meeting Jan. 13 about State Revolving Funds' Intended Use Plans Related to Disaster Relief Funding

Monday, January 6, 2020

The N. C. Division of Water Infrastructure will host a public meeting on January 13 soliciting comments on the draft Intended Use Plans (IUPs), including principal forgiveness criteria and priority rating systems, related to funding provided by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (ASADRA). ASADRA funding is available only for water and wastewater utilities impacted by Hurricanes Florence and/or Michael.

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet January 8-9

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet January 8 and 9 at the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury Street in Raleigh. Committees of the commission will meet Wednesday, January 8, with the full commission meeting Thursday, January 9. All of the meetings will be held in the Ground Floor Hearing Room.

DEQ secures the nation’s largest coal ash excavation of nearly 80 million tons of coal ash

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has secured the excavation of nearly 80 million tons of coal ash at six facilities in North Carolina. Under a settlement agreement with community and environmental groups and Duke Energy that ends the appeal litigation, Duke Energy will move forward with excavation plans at the Allen, Belews Creek, Cliffside, Marshall, Mayo and Roxboro sites, moving coal ash into on-site lined landfills.  

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