Reminder: Public Hearing on H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation

Raleigh, NC

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public hearing tomorrow, July 10, on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress’ H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant. The hearing will be held in the Moffatt Auditorium on the Wayne Community College campus in Goldsboro. The public is invited to provide feedback on the plan to construct a fly ash processing facility at the plant.

This facility's application was reviewed by the DAQ to determine compliance with air pollution regulations. The results of that review led to a preliminary determination that the project could be approved, and the DAQ air permit issued, if certain permit conditions are met.

WHAT:          Public Hearing on Coal Ash Beneficiation project at

                      Duke Energy Progress’ H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant

WHEN:         7:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2018

WHERE:       Wayne Community College, Moffatt Auditorium

                       3000 Wayne Memorial Drive

                       Goldsboro, NC 27534

Interested parties may submit written or oral comments during the public hearing. The public comment period remains open until Friday, July 13, 2018.


  • Written comments will be accepted during the public comment period by sending emails to the following address: Please type “H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation Application” in the subject line.
  • Written comments can also be sent by traditional mail to Mr. Ed Martin, NC DEQ Division of Air Quality, 1641 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

DAQ will consider all public comments and other available information about the permit before deciding whether to issue the final permit, deny the permit or issue it with amended conditions.

The application, public notice, the draft permit and draft permit review can be found on DAQ’s website at:

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