Press Releases

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.

Year in Review: DEQ works to protect the environment, public health of North Carolinians

Friday, December 28, 2018

This year, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality continued its work to protect the environment and health of all North Carolinians. From providing technical assistance to businesses, to assisting with emergency response efforts to extreme storms and flooding, DEQ has continued to serve the people of our state to find better ways to preserve the environment and fight climate change.

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