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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will require additional actions by Colonial Pipeline after new data shows the amount of gasoline released in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve exceeds Colonial’s 1.2 million-gallon estimate. DEQ will pursue appropriate enforcement actions based on the continuing investigation and remediation activities.

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold a special meeting Monday, April 26, remotely via teleconference to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on heavy-to-medium duty zero emission vehicles. The public is invited to listen to the meeting online or by phone.

The Division of Marine Fisheries will begin mailing renewal packets for fiscal year 2022 commercial and for-hire fishing licenses and permits this week and is asking fishermen to complete and return the applications without delay.

An advisory against swimming was issued today at an ocean-side site in Onslow County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

An advisory against swimming was posted today at an ocean-side site in Pender County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Brunswick County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued an air permit for International Tie Disposal, LLC, a wood and railroad tie pyrolysis and biochar production facility in Richmond County.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18.

The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

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