Press Releases

Ozone season launches with new forecast method

Monday, March 2, 2020

Along with the return of spring blooms and pollen, March 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 ozone season. From now through October 31, the daily air quality forecasts from the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will, for the first time, include forecasts for ozone for nearly all counties in the state. 

State coastal commission subcommittee to meet March 3

Friday, February 28, 2020

MOREHEAD CITY - A N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s (CRC) subcommittee will meet by conference call on Tuesday, March 3 at 9 a.m. to discuss the implementation of development lines and static line exceptions on oceanfront beaches. The public is welcome to attend the phone conference meeting in person at the Division of Coastal Management’s Morehead City Office, 400 Commerce Ave., Morehead City, NC.

Community Information Session on PFAS/GenX March 12, Comment Period on Corrective Action Plan Extended

Thursday, February 27, 2020

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a community information session on Thursday, March 12 in Hope Mills. DEQ staff will provide updates on the status of current actions to prevent and remediate PFAS contamination from the Chemours Fayetteville Works Facility, including the testing of private wells and public water feasibility determinations.  DEQ is also extending the comment period to April 6 on the proposed groundwater corrective action plan submitted by Chemours to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater at the facility. 

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet March 4 and 5

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet March 4 and 5 at the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury Street in Raleigh. Committees will meet Wednesday, March 4, with the full commission meeting Thursday, March 5. All of the meetings will be held in the Ground Floor Hearing Room.

2020 recreational flounder season announced

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey has announced that the 2020 recreational flounder season will be Aug. 16 through Sept. 30 for internal and ocean waters of the state.

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