RELEASE: State seeks public feedback on H.F. Lee Plant draft consent order

Raleigh, NC

RALEIGH─ The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has opened a second comment period and rescheduled a public hearing to gather comments on a proposed draft special order by consent for Duke Energy’s H.F. Lee Plant in Goldsboro. The original dates were cancelled due to hurricane impacts last month

The new public comment period will be open Oct. 31 through Dec. 7. The public hearing is now planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Goldsboro Event Center, 1501 S. Slocumb Street in Goldsboro. Speaker registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Duke Energy has requested the special order by consent to address issues related to seeps that emanate from the facility’s coal ash basins and cooling pond which potentially flow to adjacent surface waters. The draft special order by consent and related documents are available online at Printed copies of the documents may be reviewed at the department’s Washington Regional Office. To make an appointment to review the documents, please call 252-946-6481.

Written comments on the draft special order by consent may be sent to the attention of Mr. Bob Sledge, NCDWR, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1617. Comments may also be submitted by email to: Please include the term “H.F. Lee SOC” in the email’s subject line. The deadline for submitting comments is Dec. 7, 2018.





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