The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will discuss water quality standards and classifications during its meeting in March at the Archdale Building in Raleigh.
Committees will meet March 4 with the full commission meeting March 5, all in the ground floor hearing room.
In addition to water quality standards and classifications, the commission will discuss requests to approve a hearing officer’s report, a regulatory impact analysis and rule revisions related to underground storage tanks, as well as requests to adopt rule revisions for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, wastewater permits and special orders by consent. Other items include a request for approval of the revised nutrient offset rule after addressing an objection by the Rules Review Commission.
The full agenda and more information about each item is on the website.
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.
The public is welcome to attend. The N.C. Environmental Management Commission Committees will begin meeting at 9:30 a.m. March 4 and can be viewed online. To gain access use password 1234.