• NC Environmental Justice Network Quarterly Meeting!

    Join NC Environmental Justice Network for their 2nd Quarterly Meeting of 2021- Weathering the Storm: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery! The goal of this meeting is to increase awareness of post-flooding environmental health hazards and available resources for preparedness and recovery. This includes inland and coastal flooding. Hear from experts on topics such as septic systems, mold remediation, private wells, and flood damage. Thank you to the Department of Health & Human Services…


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  • Virtual Public Hearing for Enviva Hamlet Air Permit!

    Hearing for Enviva Pellets Hamlet June 28, 6:00 PM Comments accepted through June 30th, 5PM! DAQ is providing notice of a scheduled public hearing by teleconference on June 28, 2021 to allow for public participation while protecting public health under current guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit NC DEQ to access the draft permit and hearing notice. Phone: US TOLL +1-415-655-0003, Access code: 161 320 7836 WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/3vulety Event Password: NCDAQ If you wish to speak at the public hearing, you must register by June 28 at 4 p.m. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/3vzg93c or call (919) 618-0968. Internet access is not required to…


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  • Comment Deadline for Enviva Sampson Permit Modifications!

    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. Enviva Sampson is currently classified as a major source under Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rules because emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exceed 250 tons per year (tpy). The facility is also currently considered a major source of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) due to total HAP emissions and maximum individual HAP emissions exceeding the major source thresholds of 25 tpy and 10 tpy, respectively. The facility has submitted an application to add air…


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  • Climate Change Interagency Council Meeting

    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. The public is invited to attend online or by phone. WHEN:   10:00 AM Wednesday, May 26, 2021 ATTEND ONLINE: Link: https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/onstage/g.php?MTID=e63313152ecfb02ad99f3ad2f9275d6bf Event Number: 161 874 0258 Meeting Password: CCICmay ATTEND BY PHONE: Phone Number: 1-415-655-0003 Access Code: 161 874 0258 Participants may begin joining the meeting at 9:45AM. This meeting is open to the public, and will include an opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide input to cabinet agency representatives on the implementation of climate…


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  • Surface Water Quality Standards Triennial Review 2019-2022

    Virtual Public Hearing on Review of NC’s Surface Water Quality Standards July 20, 6:00 PM Every three years the State is required by the Clean Water Act to review its surface water quality classifications and standards to determine if amendments are needed and, if necessary, to enact those changes. This process is known as the “Triennial Review.” These proposed amendments comprise the state’s 2020-2022 Triennial Review of Surface Water Quality Standards. View the proposed amendments and public notice. How to attend the virtual hearing: WebEx link Event number: 185 803 7435 Event password:…


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  • Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board Meeting!

    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. WHO:             Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board WHAT:          Board Meeting via teleconference (WebEx) WHEN:          Monday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. A public comment period will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. To sign up to provide comments, please email ej@ncdenr.gov by 2 p.m. on May 24. To attend via WebEx, go to the following website: https:/ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6f3268b02278c225dd3158e0110387c7  Meeting…


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  • NC Oil & Gas Commission Meeting

    NC Oil & Gas Commission Meeting May 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Agenda NC Landman Registry US Well Number Standard Draft February 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes WebEx: https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/j.php?MTID=m155a9abe590286a4d284e81217406612 Meeting Password: NCOGCOQ22021 Join by Phone: +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL Access Code: 185 287 3815 The N.C. Oil and Gas Commission is responsible for adopting rules on oil and gas exploration in North Carolina. The Oil and Gas Commission also has the authority to regulate the spacing of wells for oil and gas exploration, establish areas where oil and gas drilling can occur, and…


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  • Public Hearing on Draft Air Permit for Duke Roxboro Impoundment Closure Actions!

    Public Hearing on Draft Air Permit for Duke Roxboro Impoundment Closure Actions June 7, 6:00 PM 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 proposed modification includes the ash handling and hauling activities required for the excavation and closure of the coal ash impoundments. The excavated coal combustion residuals will be placed in a new lined landfill located onsite at 1700 Dunnaway Road in Semora, North Carolina. The Department approved…


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  • Public Hearing on Duke’s Landfill Permit for Belews Creek!

    Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station Ash Basin Landfill Virtual Public Hearing May 25, 6:30 PM The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, May 25, on a draft solid waste permit for a new landfill at the Belews Creek Steam Station. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of a new landfill (called the Ash Basin Landfill) for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Belews Creek Steam Station. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing online or by phone and provide their…


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  • Public Hearing for Enviva Northampton Air Permit!

    Public Hearing for Enviva Northampton May 24, 6:00 PM The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a digital public hearing on Monday, May 24 on the draft Title V permit for Enviva Northampton, LLC.  The facility is required to obtain a Title V permit under the terms of its current operating permit. Draft Permit Draft Permit Review Public Notice Draft Environmental Justice Report The public is invited to attend the hearing online or by phone and provide their…


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