Comment Period Extended on Draft Air Permit for Proposed Active Energy Renewable Power Facility


The Division of Air Quality is further extending the public comment period until April 27 on the draft air permit for the proposed Active Energy Renewable Power facility in Lumberton.  

DAQ is balancing regulatory requirements under the statutes and rules with public health concerns and public interest.  The scheduled public meeting was cancelled based on state guidance to protect public health and limit gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis.  Given the uncertainty of how long public gatherings will be limited, as an alternative to the public meeting, a brief video presentation on the draft permit has been posted online at to provide additional information.

DAQ staff continues to be available to answer questions by phone or email about the draft permit and all comments will be considered before the division takes a final action on this permit.   

To submit comments:

  • Email comments to Please type “Active Energy Renewable Power” in the subject line.
  • Mail written comments to:

              Mr. Gregory Reeves
              N.C. Division of Air Quality
              225 Green Street, Suite 714
              Fayetteville, NC 28301-5095

  • Oral Comments can be recorded by leaving a message at (919) 707-8714


The draft permit, permit review, application and environmental justice snapshot are available online at


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