RELEASE: Public hearing for revised log fumigation rules rescheduled for May 4


The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host an online public hearing on May 4 to receive comment on the proposed rules to regulate emissions of methyl bromide at log fumigation operations. The public hearings initially scheduled for March 17, 2020 and March 18, 2020 were cancelled due to guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the public are invited to listen to the public hearing online and anyone who wishes to provide comment and speak during the hearing is asked to register in advance.  The public comment period has also been extended to Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5 P.M.

What: Public Hearing on Air Quality Log Fumigation Rules

When: May 4, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Participants can join the meeting starting at 5:45 P.M.

WebEx link: []
Meeting number (access code): 614 804 792
Meeting password: NCDAQ

To provide comment, please register to speak by 12:00 P.M. on May 4, 2020 at the following link here []

In addition to the public hearing, DAQ will continue to accept comment on the proposed rules through 5pm on Friday May, 8, 2020 via email, mail or by phone.


Email: (Please type “Revised Log Fumigation Rule” in the subject line)


Rule Development Branch Supervisor
NC Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

Fax: (919) 715-0717 (Please address it to “Rule Development Branch Supervisor”.)

Voicemail:  919-707-8430 (Please state your name and any affiliation before  commenting.)

More information on the public hearing, including the proposed rule, amendment, and fiscal note are available online at


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