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EMC to Discuss Water Quality, Waste Facilities

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission is set this month to hear an annual report on the compliance to Neuse and Tar-Pamlico agricultural rules and an update on the effectiveness of a stormwater remediation strategy in Raleigh.

Committees of the commission will meet Nov. 13  and the full commission Nov. 14, all in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building in Raleigh.

There is also a request for approval of the 2020 303(d) listing and delisting methodology, which documents the decision making process for deciding whether a water body should be included or removed from the 303(d) list. A section of Clean Water Act, the 303(d) list includes impaired waters where a total maximum daily load, which establishes maximum amount of pollutant in a body of water and sets limits on sources, or determines whether alternative management action is needed.

Other topics for the meeting include a request for a public hearing on rule revisions for construction and demolition debris landfill facilities, requirements for municipal solid waste facilities and a petition for declaratory ruling by Raleigh electronics company AVX Corp. regarding the applicability of waste management rules.

The Environmental Management Commission adopts rules for the protection, preservation and enhancement of the state’s air, land and water resources. The commission oversees and adopts rules for several divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality, including the divisions of Air Quality; Energy, Mineral and Land Resources; Waste Management and Water Resources.

The public is welcome to attend meetings in person or by WebEx at the following links:

WebEx link Nov. 13 committee meetings.Use password 1234 to gain access.

WebEx link Nov. 14 Environmental Management Commission meeting. Use password 1234 to gain access.

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