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Public Hearing on Cape Fear Coal Ash Beneficiation to be held on April 23

Friday, March 22, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing Tuesday, April 23, on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress, LLC former Cape Fear Power Station. The hearing will be held in the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.

State Issues Air Permit for Chemours to Install Thermal Oxidizer to Reduce PFAS Emissions

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a permit to Chemours for the installation and operation of a thermal oxidizer/scrubber system to reduce air emissions of PFAS and GenX at the Fayetteville Works Facility.  The permit incorporates the requirements of the consent order signed on February 25, 2019 to install the thermal oxidizer by December 31, 2019 and reduce all PFAS emissions by 99% beyond the 2017 baseline.  

State Requests Comment on Belews Creek Draft Air Permit

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality is accepting public comment on a draft air permit for Duke Energy Carolinas Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County.  The proposed project includes adding natural gas co-firing capability to coal-fired Units 1 and 2 and the conversion of Auxiliary Boilers 1 and 2 to natural gas firing.  The comment period is open from March 4, 2019, until April 3, 2019.

State Requests Public Comment on Methyl Bromide Report

Monday, February 25, 2019

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is requesting public comment on the methyl bromide report provided to the Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board. The Division of Air Quality is asking the Science Advisory Board to recommend an Acceptable Ambient Level (AAL) for the use of methyl bromide in log fumigation.  The 30-day comment period will be open until March 27, 2019.

Public Hearing Feb. 18 on Draft Air Permit for Chemours to Install Thermal Oxidizer

Friday, January 18, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing on Monday, February 18, on a draft permit for the Chemours Company to install and operate a thermal oxidizer/scrubber system for emission control at their Fayetteville Works Facility.

State Awards Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

Friday, January 18, 2019

The state Division of Air Quality has awarded $667,770 in grants for three projects to reduce air pollution from diesel-powered mobile sources through the 2018 Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program.

Air Permit Issued for Enviva Pellets Hamlet, LLC

Monday, January 14, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued an air permit for the Enviva Pellets Hamlet, LLC facility in Richmond County, which includes added requirements to address concerns of people in the community.  

Air Permit issued for H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation facility

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality has issued an air permit for the coal ash beneficiation project at Duke Energy Progress’s H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  In response to public comments, the Division of Air Quality staff revised the original draft permit to include additional testing and revised emission information.  

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