The proposed budget includes funding to address PFAS in drinking water sources and to support a team within DEQ to address PFAS statewide.
DEQ now offers online option to request public records
The new online form on the state Department of Environmental Quality website is an effort by the state agency to improve efficiency, tracking and fulfillment of requests by staff, officials said.
Panel to host meeting on threatened oceanfront houses
The Threatened Oceanfront Structures Interagency Work Group that formed in August is to meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 by WebEx to discuss property acquisition and financial assistance options for owners.
DEQ launches new webpage with grants, funding sources
The new webpage is a one-stop shop for local governments, businesses, community and nonprofit organizations and others, looking for grant and loan funding information for a variety of environmental projects.
Applicants can now apply online for CAMA major permits
CAMA general permits, enforcement and compliance actions issued under CAMA will transition to the online system in the coming weeks.
State, Chemours settle discharge permit challenge
The agreement ends litigation without changing the discharge permit issued to Chemours for the treatment of contaminated groundwater to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances entering the Cape Fear River.
Understaffed environmental agency ‘stretched to the limit’
With nearly 20% of N.C. Department of Environmental Quality jobs unfilled and hundreds of staff set to retire, cracks are revealed in permitting, regulatory functions.
ECU, NCDEQ selected for pollution-prevention grants
East Carolina University and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality are among 32 recipients across the country that are to receive more than $9 million in pollution prevention grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board to discuss PFAS
Dr. Jane Hoppin is set to speak to the state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board Monday about a recent GenX study.
State seeks comment on oil refinery facility permit rules
There are no active oil refinery facilities in the state and NCDEQ has not received any applications for proposed oil refinery facilities at this time, officials said.
Rules Review Commission meets Sept. 15
The meeting is in Raleigh with limited capacity, but the public can attend online or listen by phone.
Swimming advisory posted at Morehead City sound access
State recreational water quality officials Tuesday posted an advisory against swimming at a soundside site in Carteret County, where they found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.
Chemours challenges EPA health advisory for GenX
Chemours has sued the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA acted unlawfully in recently setting a health advisory for GenX.
DEQ, NC Collaboratory create PFAS fellowship program
The fellowship is for researchers and DEQ staff to identify and address gaps in information about PFAS and identify research needs.
Health advisories for GenX, PFAS announced at conference
Radhika Fox, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for water, announced new and updated federal health advisories for GenX and related substances Wednesday during a meeting on emerging compounds held in Wilmington.
Hearings set on Chemours draft discharge permit
Public hearings are scheduled on a draft discharge permit for Chemours’ proposed groundwater treatment system at its Fayetteville Works facility.