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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.

UPDATED VERSION: State issues air quality permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline project

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

*This is an updated version as of 3:15 PM on February 27th, 2018.*

The state Department of Environmental Quality today issued an air quality permit for the Northampton Compressor Station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. After an engaged public process, staff with DEQ’s Division of Air Quality revised the original draft permit to accurately address emissions and require future permit modifications if needed.    

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