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Secretary Biser Confirmed as DEQ Secretary

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Today the North Carolina Senate voted to confirm Governor Roy Cooper’s appointment of Elizabeth S. Biser as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality.

North Carolina honors 64 drinking water treatment plants

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The N.C. Division of Water Resources has honored 64 water treatment plants for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020.  The division’s Public Water Supply Section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C. Area Wide Optimization Award, which is part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities.

Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board to meet virtually August 23

Monday, August 16, 2021

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold its meeting Monday, August 23, remotely via teleconference. The meeting was originally scheduled with an in-person option but has been changed to a remote meeting to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Members of the public are welcome to participate online or by phone.

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