Press Releases

Public Meeting Jan. 13 about State Revolving Funds' Intended Use Plans Related to Disaster Relief Funding

Monday, January 6, 2020

The N. C. Division of Water Infrastructure will host a public meeting on January 13 soliciting comments on the draft Intended Use Plans (IUPs), including principal forgiveness criteria and priority rating systems, related to funding provided by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (ASADRA). ASADRA funding is available only for water and wastewater utilities impacted by Hurricanes Florence and/or Michael.

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet January 8-9

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet January 8 and 9 at the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury Street in Raleigh. Committees of the commission will meet Wednesday, January 8, with the full commission meeting Thursday, January 9. All of the meetings will be held in the Ground Floor Hearing Room.

DEQ secures the nation’s largest coal ash excavation of nearly 80 million tons of coal ash

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has secured the excavation of nearly 80 million tons of coal ash at six facilities in North Carolina. Under a settlement agreement with community and environmental groups and Duke Energy that ends the appeal litigation, Duke Energy will move forward with excavation plans at the Allen, Belews Creek, Cliffside, Marshall, Mayo and Roxboro sites, moving coal ash into on-site lined landfills.  

2019 Year in Review

Monday, December 30, 2019

This year, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) took key actions to protect the environment and health of all North Carolinians and to address the impacts of climate change.

State seeks public feedback on amendment to source water protection planning rules

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources is holding a public hearing to invite community feedback on the proposed amendment to the source water protection requirements codified in 15A NCAC 18C .1305.  This amendment is designed to eliminate the duplicative regulatory requirements that currently exist for certain public water systems that are subject to the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.   

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