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RELEASE: Public comment period begins for Draft Phase 2 Volkswagen Mitigation Plan

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality invites public comment on the state’s plan to invest $67 million in Volkswagen Settlement funds. The Draft Phase 2 Mitigation plan focuses on efforts to reduce pollution impacts while incentivizing zero emission vehicles and increasing outreach to under-resourced communities.

DEQ Secretary takes Oath of Office

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Elizabeth S. Biser affirmed her oath of office as North Carolina’s Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality during a ceremony at DEQ’s Green Square building today. 

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