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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is seeking public comment on a draft air quality permit for the Carolina Poultry Power RG3, LLC facility in La Grange. Public comment will be accepted until Aug. 17, 2022.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Infrastructure will be awarding $789.4 million in grant and loan funding to help pay for 385 drinking water and wastewater projects statewide, including 140 construction projects. The awards approved by the State Water Infrastructure Authority this week include funding from the state’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as well as additional funds awarded in the state budget signed on Monday.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified the first state record Spanish Hogfish, which was also certified as the All-Tackle World Record in 2021.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host an in-person public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16, on the draft Title V air permit renewal for Enviva Pellets, LLC – Ahoskie Plant.

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

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been notified that Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Best approved the proposed Consent Order filed last week in its entirety. The order holds Colonial Pipeline accountable as the responsible party for the state’s largest gasoline spill, requiring the company to take specific remedial actions and pay nearly $5 million related to the August 2020 fuel release in the Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at an ocean-side site in Brunswick County.

The Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a public hearing on July 21, 2022, on an application by Timbermill Wind, LLC, to construct a 189-megawatt wind energy facility in Chowan County.

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