DEQ seeking input on development of community mapping tool; first of three stakeholder meetings to be held Feb. 4

RALEIGH

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a stakeholder meeting Feb. 4 at the Wayne Community College from 6 to 8 p.m. to garner input on the design of the North Carolina Community Mapping Tool.

Two additional meetings will be held in the central and western parts of the state. Specific details will be provided for each subsequent meeting.

This tool will be used to provide additional information layers to assist with departmental decisions with respect to permit development and implementation in North Carolina; improve the department’s ability to better engage fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all North Carolinians regardless of race, color, national origin or income; provide a service for DEQ to increase local public participation; and highlight the work North Carolinians are doing to address environmental justice statewide.

WHAT:          Stakeholder meeting for input on community mapping tool

WHEN:          6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4

WHERE:       Wayne Community College
                        Wayne Learning Center Building – Moffatt Auditorium (1st floor)
                        3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
                        Goldsboro, N.C. 27534

More information about DEQ’s environmental justice program can be found at: https://deq.nc.gov/outreach-education/environmental-justice.     

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