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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, June 15, on a draft solid waste permit for the expansion of the existing lined-landfill at the Roxboro Steam Electric Plant. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of a landfill expansion for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Roxboro facility. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing online or by phone and provide their comments on the proposed permit.

The N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council will hold an online meeting on May 26 to discuss state building energy consumption and the agency resilience strategy reports.

Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a year. The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) has identified areas in 12 counties as currently experiencing moderate drought, due to an extended period of below-normal rainfall.

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold its meeting Monday, May 24, remotely via teleconference. The public is invited to listen to the meeting online or by phone.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program, in partnership with the Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee, sank a 108-foot tugboat Friday off Oregon Inlet.

License renewal packets mailed to fishermen last month contained a typographical error in the telephone number for the Manteo Office of the Division of Marine Fisheries.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet by web conference on May 20 beginning at 9 a.m.

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

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public hearing on Monday, June 7 on a draft permit modification for the Duke Energy Progress, LLC - Roxboro Steam Electric Plant.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has awarded the third and final group of Phase 1 rebates for Level 2 charging projects to be funded by the NC Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement Program.

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