Two state Environmental Management Commission committees are set to hear this week overviews on PFAS rulemaking and monitoring.
Committee meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and the full commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building in Raleigh. The public can attend in person or by remote access.
During the air quality committee meeting set to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday, members are to hear an overview about the Division of Air Quality’s permitting and technical services programs.
At 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, the groundwater and waste management committee is to be presented an overview of groundwater quality standards, including how they are calculated and developed, and on upcoming perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, rulemaking.
The water quality committee is to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday for an introduction to the 2023-2025 surface water quality standards triennial review, a brief overview of PFAS standards rulemaking, and an overview of statewide PFAS monitoring of ambient groundwater.
The full commission is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday. The commission is to hear a request for approval of the hearing officer’s report to reclassify surface waters in the Watauga River Basin, approve appointments of members to the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission, and continue with its project to clean up rules containing minor errors.
Agendas for all meetings are on the Environmental Management Commission webpage.
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 the divisions of Air Quality; Energy, Mineral and Land Resources; Waste Management and Water Resources, under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.