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The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comment on proposed amendments and re-adoption of 56 rules under a state-mandated periodic review schedule.

The North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, Aug. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. The public may join the meeting by computer or phone.

State recreational water quality officials today advised beachgoers to be aware of the floodwaters being pumped to the ocean surf in Oak Island. Surfers and swimmers should avoid these sites.

The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet on Monday, August 2, via WebEx, to discuss public health risk assessment tools.

RALEIGH – Following a comprehensive application review and public comment period, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) has issued a permit to allow Duke Energy to expand the existing onsite, lined-landfill at the Roxboro Steam Electric Plant for the disposal of excavated coal ash.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries today released its annual Stock Overview of state managed marine fisheries species.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at a sound-side site in Carteret County.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a precautionary swimming advisory in Oak Island. The advisory was lifted because floodwaters have rescinded, and pumping has ceased.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality has issued a renewed air permit to the Wake Stone Corporation-Triangle Quarry for the operation of existing mining equipment at the site. The permit renewal includes no significant changes or modifications.  

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding potential shellfish lease applicants that the 2021 application period ends next Monday.

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