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The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet remotely Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 and 13, by teleconference. The public is invited to attend the meetings online or by phone.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is requesting public comment on a proposed modification for the existing Enviva Pellets Sampson, LLC permit.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Water Resources (Division) has approved a buffer authorization request by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDUAA) for a proposed enhanced security perimeter fence.

A new Division of Marine Fisheries permit makes it possible for shellfish lease holders to sell oysters and other shellfish to government agencies, environmental organizations, and others for use on manmade oyster reefs, living shorelines, and other restoration endeavors.

More than $5.2 million in financial assistance is on its way to eligible members of the fishing industries who sustained income losses in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19.

Newly amended rules pertaining to special secondary nursery areas will go into effect Saturday, May 1.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) has reissued and supplemented the denial of the request for a 401 Water Quality Certification and Jordan Lake Riparian Buffer Authorization for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate project, originally issued on August 11, 2020.

The fish are biting, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that they can donate their fish carcasses to science.

The State Water Infrastructure Authority has approved $27 million in grants that will help pay for 17 water infrastructure projects statewide. 

When Kathy Rawls becomes the new director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries on May 1, she will have plenty of experience to draw on. Rawls has been with the Division for more than 25 years, the past seven as the Fisheries Management section chief.

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