The state Division of Air Quality will include ozone information in its daily forecast of fine particle matter pollution March 1-Oct. 31.
State releases updated Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The inventory includes detailed estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in key source categories from 1990 to 2018 and projections through 2030.
VW funds available to replace older transit, shuttle buses
Government entities and certain organizations may now submit applications for grants to replace their older transit and shuttle buses through the second phase of funding from the Volkswagen air emissions legal settlement.
Comment period open on proposed paper company project
NCDEQ’s Division of Air Quality is seeking until Feb. 19 public comment on a draft permit modification for the Domtar Paper Co. facility near Plymouth.
State submits plan to spend remaining VW Settlement funds
NCDEQ’s Division of Air Quality has submitted its Volkswagen Mitigation Plan to the trustee detailing how the state will invest the remaining $68 million of its share.
DEQ tweaks fumigation permit to alleviate port congestion
The state issued this week a time-limited modification to Ecolab Inc., a log fumigation facility at N.C. Port at Wilmington, to alleviate congestion at the port.
DEQ needs input on new animal waste management permit
NCDEQ is asking for input on the new animal waste management digester system general permits.
Air permit issued for New Hanover log fumigation company
NCDEQ’s Division of Air Quality issued air permits for log fumigation operations at companies in New Hanover and Wayne counties.
New air quality tool features real-time, historic observations
NCDEQ’s Division of Air Quality and North Carolina State Climate Office developed the Ambient Information Reporter, a new online tool with statewide weather and air quality observations.
Hearing set on log fumigation facility permit changes
NCDEQ’s Division of Air Quality is holding a digital public hearing Aug. 31 on proposed changes to a log fumigation facility’s permit to meet the state’s new methyl bromide regulations.
Legal Battle Over Titan’s Air Permit Ends
The four-year legal battle over air pollution from Titan America’s proposed cement plant in New Hanover County is over now that the company has requested cancellation of the air-quality permit and opponents have dropped their appeal.
After the Titan Decision: What Next?
A month after Titan scrapped its controversial plans for a massive mining and cement plant near Wilmington, opponents of the project are hopeful a countywide planning effort in the works will help avoid future conflicts between economic growth and the environment.
Titan Scales Back Air Permit Request
Titan America’s Carolina Cement Co. has applied to state air-quality regulators to change its 2013 pollution permit to reflect the company’s recent decision to abandon plans for a mining operation and expanded cement plant in New Hanover County.
Report Questions Titan Dewatering
A new report sponsored by the N.C. Coastal Federation raises questions about the effects of groundwater pumping at the proposed Titan America mine near Wilmington.
Company Drops Fumigation Plan
Public opposition has forced a company to scrap its controversial proposal to use a hazardous pesticide to fumigate logs at the state port in Morehead City.