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State Environmental Commission Set to Meet

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission is scheduled to discuss several topics, including a request to proceed to public notice with the removal of the swamp designation from a section of the Cape Fear River.

To be held at the Archdale Building in Raleigh, commission committees will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday and the full commission meeting is at 9 a.m. Thursday, all in the ground-floor hearing room.

In addition to the public notice request, the commission will address requests to proceed to public hearings for the consolidation of water and sewer districts in Buncombe and Henderson counties and for rules related to the control of emissions from log fumigation operations.

The commission will also look at rule revisions requests for solid waste management facilities, construction and demolition landfill facilities, oversight by environmental consultants and for various air quality rules. See the full agenda on the website.

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

The public is welcome to attend meetings in person or access online through WebEx the Wednesday committee meetings and the Thursday full meeting. The password for both meetings links is 1234.

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