The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will consider during its November meeting approving 20 draft local programs for Neuse and Tar-Pamlico new development stormwater implementation and be brought up to speed on PFAS water quality standards.
Committee meetings are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and the full commission meeting is to begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 both in the ground floor hearing room of the Archdale Building in Raleigh.
Agendas for all meetings and supporting documents are on the Commission webpage.
The 11 revised existing local programs and nine new local programs are to implement amended Neuse and Tar-Pamlico stormwater rules adopted April 1, 2020. The rule was implemented to achieve and maintain the nitrogen loading reduction goal established for the Neuse River estuary by the commission.
Also during the full commission meeting, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality staff will provide the commission updates on per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, water quality standards, including timelines and milestones, toxicological summaries, and standards for surface water and groundwater.
The public can attend in person or listen by phone or online.
To join the committee meetings online, use this WebEx link. Access code is 2433 313 7997 and password is ncdeq, or 62338 from phones and video systems. To listen by phone, call 1-415-655-0003, and to join by video system dial firstname.lastname@example.org.
To listen to the full commission meeting Nov. 9 online, use this WebEx link with access code 2432 696 0303 and password ncdeq. To listen by phone, call 1-415-655-0003 or join by video system by dialing email@example.com.
The Environmental Management Commission is responsible for adopting rules for the protection, preservation and enhancement of the state’s air and water resources. The Commission oversees and adopts rules for several divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality, including the Divisions of Air Quality, Land Resources and Water Resources.