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State Requests Comment on Belews Creek Draft Air Permit


The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality is accepting public comment on a draft air permit for Duke Energy Carolinas Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County.  The proposed project includes adding natural gas co-firing capability to coal-fired Units 1 and 2 and the conversion of Auxiliary Boilers 1 and 2 to natural gas firing.  The comment period is open from March 4, 2019, until April 3, 2019.

Comments or requests for a public hearing on the draft air permit may be submitted via email to  Please include ‘Duke Belews 18a’ in the subject line.

Written comments can be mailed to:

NC DEQ Division of Air Quality
C/O Ed Martin
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641.

The draft permit, public notice and draft permit review are available online:


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