Reminder: Public Hearing on Cape Fear Coal Ash Beneficiation to be held on Tuesday


The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing Tuesday, April 23, on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress, LLC former Cape Fear Power Station. The hearing will be held in the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.

The public is invited to provide feedback on the draft permit for the construction of a fly ash processing facility at the site located in Moncure. The public comment period begins today and remains open until April 26, 2019.

WHAT:   Public Meeting/Public Hearing  

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019
                6:30 p.m. Public Meeting
                7:00 p.m. Public Hearing

WHERE:  Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center
                 1192 Highway 64 West Business
                 Pittsboro, NC 27312

Interested parties may submit written or oral comments during the public hearing or send comments by email to  Please include “Cape Fear.18A” in the subject line.

Written comments can also be sent by mail to:

NC DEQ Division of Air Quality, Attn: Betty Gatano
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

DAQ will consider all public comments and other available information before deciding whether to issue the final permit.

The application, public notice, draft permit, and draft permit review are available online at


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