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The North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission will meet virtually on Nov. 9. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The public may join the meeting by computer or phone.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund will meet jointly by web conference on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

The N.C. Sedimentation Control Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, November 4, 2021, The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and the public may join the meeting by computer or phone.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued an air permit for the Carolina Sunrock Burlington North facility and a separate air permit for the Carolina Sunrock Prospect Hill Quarry and Distribution Center facility, both in Caswell County.

The N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council will hold an online meeting on October 28 to discuss the Energy Solutions for North Carolina Act and the state’s fleet electrification.  The public is invited to attend online or by phone.

State recreational water quality officials today lifted water quality swimming advisories at two sound-side sites in New Hanover County.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to its 15A NCAC 01C “Conformity with North Carolina Environmental Policy Act” rules as part of the required rule review and readoption process set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3A.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management has awarded more than $1.1 million to nine local governments to improve public access to coastal beaches and waters for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet by web conference at 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

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.

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