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Environmental Management Group to Meet

The Chowan River. Photo: NCDEQ

The public is welcome to attend by phone or online the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission’s remote meeting set for Jan. 13-14.

Audio and presentations from the meeting will be broadcast via the state web conferencing link on the commission’s website.

At 9 a.m. Jan. 13, the Water Allocation committee will meet followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Water Quality committee. Click the link to join the committee meetings.

Join the 9 a.m. Jan. 14 commission meeting by clicking the link.

On the agenda, which is available online, is a request for approval of the 2021 Chowan River Basin Water Resources Plan, the fourth document to be developed for the Chowan River basin.

The plan includes eight chapters and several appendices that look at the basin’s water quality and water quantity issues. The plan also includes an interactive story map, and a better view of monitoring locations, permitted facilities and waterbodies in the basin, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.

The Environmental Management Commission is responsible for adopting 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.

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