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DEQ Issues General Permits for Swine, Cattle and Wet Poultry

Friday, April 12, 2019

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today issued three general permits for animal operations: the Swine General Permit, the Cattle General Permit, and the Wet Poultry General Permit. The revisions to the previous permits are increasingly protective of the environment and public health. The 2019 permit also includes measures to promote technology, efficiency and transparency in record keeping and reporting.

Application Period Opens for Watershed Restoration Grants

Friday, February 8, 2019

The N.C. Division of Water Resources is accepting proposals for grant funds to implement watershed restoration plans to restore waterways impaired by nonpoint source pollution. The state expects to receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for competitive funding of projects under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act during the 2019 grant cycle.

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