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USCG Waste Permit Hearing June 11

A public hearing on issuing a hazardous waste draft renewal operating permit for the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in Courtroom C at the Pasquotank County Courthouse.

Based on public health guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19, room capacity is limited to 10 people, and appropriate social distancing measures will be observed.

The draft renewal operating permit allows the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City to store hazardous wastes at a designated storage building and requires the U.S. Coast Guard Support Center to remediate contamination resulting from past waste management activities at the facility.

A digital public hearing is planned for 1:30 p.m. June 18 for the public to comment on the draft renewal operating permit. Members of the public can participate online or listen via telephone.

The digital public hearing for USCG Elizabeth City can be accessed through the WebEx link Event password is USCG.  To listen by phone call 1-415-655-0003. The access code is 611 408 294

Comments can submitted until 5 p.m., June 26. Comments can be emailed to or mailed to Chief Julie S. Woosley at N.C. Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section, 1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699 1646.

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