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Division of Air Quality to take action on methyl bromide log fumigation

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is taking comprehensive action on the use of methyl bromide in log fumigation operations. A review of current and proposed facilities, including the Malec Brothers Transport operation in Columbus County, made clear the need for specific state regulations for methyl bromide use.

Reminder: Public Hearing on H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation

Monday, July 9, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public hearing tomorrow, July 10, on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress’ H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant. The hearing will be held in the Moffatt Auditorium on the Wayne Community College campus in Goldsboro. The public is invited to provide feedback on the plan to construct a fly ash processing facility at the plant.

Public Hearing on H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation

Friday, July 6, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public hearing Tuesday, July 10, on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress’ H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant. The hearing will be held in the Moffatt Auditorium on the Wayne Community College campus in Goldsboro. The public is invited to provide feedback on the plan to construct a fly ash processing facility at the plant.

Public Information Session on proposed new PSNC Mill Spring Compressor Station

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is holding a public information session to accompany the public comment period on a proposed air quality permit for Public Service Company of North Carolina’s (PSNC) Mill Spring Compressor Station on Silver Creek Road in Polk County. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23, in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice at the Bryant H. Womack Building located at 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus, North Carolina.  DAQ will provide a short presentation on the draft air quality permit and answer questions from attendees during the information session.

New meeting date, comment period extension announced on proposed Malec Brothers fumigation permit

Monday, May 7, 2018

State officials have announced an extension to the second public comment period and a new public hearing date to seek additional feedback on a permit application from Malec Brothers Transport, LLC. The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will hold a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 15 at Acme Delco Middle School, 26133 Andrew Jackson Highway, in Delco on the Malec Brothers’ draft permit. The public comment period has been extended to May 18.

Start of ozone season launches daily forecasts for metropolitan areas

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Along with the return of spring blooms and sticky pollen, today marks the start of the 2018 ozone season. State and local environmental agencies will issue daily air quality forecasts for ozone in seven metropolitan areas across North Carolina through Oct. 30.

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