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Ozone season launches with new forecast method

Monday, March 2, 2020

Along with the return of spring blooms and pollen, March 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 ozone season. From now through October 31, the daily air quality forecasts from the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will, for the first time, include forecasts for ozone for nearly all counties in the state. 

CANCELLED: Public meeting on draft permit for Active Energy Renewable Power to be held on March 16

Friday, February 14, 2020

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020, on a draft permit for Active Energy Renewable Group.  The company is applying as new facility to manufacture wood pellets with a proposed maximum throughput of 39,420 oven dried tons per year, classifying it as a small facility.

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet January 8-9

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet January 8 and 9 at the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury Street in Raleigh. Committees of the commission will meet Wednesday, January 8, with the full commission meeting Thursday, January 9. All of the meetings will be held in the Ground Floor Hearing Room.

Air Permit Issued for Enviva Pellets Northampton

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued an air permit for the Enviva Pellets Northampton facility located in Nor

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