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N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet Jan. 9-10

Monday, January 7, 2019

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission will meet this week at the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh. Commission committees will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9, with the full commission meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. Topics to be discussed include state rules on water supply watershed protection and nutrient management strategies, among other items.

DEQ Secretary Regan says fisheries authorizations endanger coastal resources

Friday, November 30, 2018

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael S. Regan released the following statement on the Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) that were issued today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to five companies for seismic testing off of North Carolina’s coast.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public information session about GenX scheduled for Dec. 11

Friday, November 23, 2018

The state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will host a seventh community information session Tuesday, Dec. 11, about the state’s ongoing activities related to the GenX investigation that originated at the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.  

RELEASE: DEQ approves low-risk classification of seven coal ash impoundment facilities

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has determined that Duke Energy has met the low-risk classification criteria set forth in the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) for coal combustion residuals surface impoundments located at Duke Energy’s Allen, Belews Creek, Buck, Rogers (formerly Cliffside), Marshall, Mayo, and Roxboro facilities.

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