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Public Hearings Scheduled on Piedmont Lithium Carolinas Mining Application

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a public hearing on the Piedmont Lithium Carolinas mining permit application on November 15, 2021, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., followed by a virtual overflow hearing on November 18.

The application for Mining Permit No. 36-35 (Pending) is for a lithium mining operation in Gaston County. In accordance with The Mining Act of 1971 § 74-51(c), the public hearing must be held by November 30, 2021.

Mining permit issued for Scott Farm Road Mine

Friday, October 8, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) has issued a mining permit for the Scott Road Farm Mine, covering 38 acres in Jones County.

North Carolina honors 64 drinking water treatment plants

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The N.C. Division of Water Resources has honored 64 water treatment plants for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020.  The division’s Public Water Supply Section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C. Area Wide Optimization Award, which is part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities.

Public Hearing Scheduled on Hood Creek Soils Mine Application

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) plans to hold a public hearing on the Hood Creek Soils mining permit application on August 26, 2021. The application for Mining Permit No. 14-14 (Pending) is for a soil and rock mining operation in Caldwell County.

N.C. Oil and Gas Commission to meet on Aug. 10

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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.

Reminder: Parker Mine Public Hearing to be held June 7

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a virtual public hearing on the Parker Mine application for Mining Permit No. 84-06 (Pending) on June 7. The application is for a proposed gold, clay, quartz, and granite mining operation in Stanly County.

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