The state Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources is accepting comment until Dec. 2 and is to hold a public hearing Monday on adopting temporary rules regarding grants for local governments for aquatic weed control, coastal storm damage mitigation, and shallow draft navigation channel dredging.
The proposed temporary rules become effective February 2023 and remain in place until permanent rules can be adopted.
The aquatic weed fund, shallow draft navigation channel dredging fund, and coastal storm damage mitigation fund are available from the state for local governments through an application process
The public hearing on the temporary rules is set for 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Green Square Building room 1210, 217 West Jones St. Raleigh. To attend virtually, log into Webex and use password NCDEQ. The public can also listen by phone by calling 1-415-655-0003 and using access code: 242 871 80142.
Those wishing to speak can register at the public hearing or preregister online. To provide oral comments virtually, registration is required no later than noon Nov. 14.
Written comments can be submitted by email to Kevin.Hart@ncdenr.gov or by mail to Kevin Hart, Division of Water Resources, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1617.
Comments must be postmarked or received electronically by 5 p.m. Dec. 2.