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The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Science Panel is scheduled to meet via web conference on Feb. 29 to continue its review of Inlet Hazard Area boundaries and recent studies and data on sea level rise. The meeting will commence at 2 p.m. and is open for public listening via computer or phone.

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0081825 Ansonville WWTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted until 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file. Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website: https://deq.nc.gov/public-notices-hearings,or by calling (919) 707-3601. The Town of Ansonville requests to renew permit NC0081825 for its wastewater treatment plant located NCSR 1627 (Pinkston River Road), east of Ansonville. This 100% domestic treatment facility discharges to the Yadkin River, Yadkin – Pee Dee River Basin. The parameters fecal coliform, Total Suspended Solids, and BOD5-day are water-quality limited: This discharge may affect future wasteload allocations in this portion of the Yadkin River Basin. (Public Notice will run in The Anson Record on 2/28/24.)
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NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 3/29/24

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0021156 Mount Holly WWTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted until 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file. Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website: https://deq.nc.gov/public-notices-hearings,or by calling (919) 707-3601.The City of Mount Holly [P.O. Box 406, Mount Holly, NC 28120] has requested renewal of NPDES permit NC0021156 for its Mount Holly Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Gaston County. This permitted facility discharges treated municipal and industrial wastewater to the Catawba River/Lake Wylie, a Class WS-IV CA water in the Catawba River Basin. Some of the parameters in the permit are water quality limited. This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of the Catawba River. (Public Notice will run in The Gaston Gazette on 2/22/24.)
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NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 3/25/24

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0026557 Bryson City WWTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted until 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file. Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website: https://deq.nc.gov/public-notices-hearings,or by calling (919) 707-3601. The Town of Bryson City [PO Box 1065, Dunn, NC 28335] has requested renewal and expansion of NPDES permit NC0026557 for its Bryson City Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Swain County. This permitted facility discharges treated municipal wastewater to the Tuskasegee River, a class B water in the Little Tennessee River Basin. Currently fecal coliform, pH, and total residual chlorine are water quality limited. This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of the Tuckasegee River. (Public Notice will run in The Smoky Mountain Times on 2/22/24.)
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NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 3/25/24

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0020737 Pilot Creek WWTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted until 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file. Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website: https://deq.nc.gov/public-notices-hearings,or by calling (919) 707-3601. The City of Kings Mountain [PO Box 429, Kings Mountain, NC 28086] has requested renewal of NPDES permit NC0020737 for its Pilot Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Cleveland County. This permitted facility discharges treated municipal and industrial wastewater to Buffalo Creek, a class C water in the Broad River Basin. Currently BOD, ammonia, fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen, pH, total residual chlorine, total arsenic, total molybdenum, total silver, total selenium, and total thallium are water quality limited. This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of Buffalo Creek. (Public Notice will run in The Shelby Star on 2/22/24.)

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NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 3/25/24

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0028941 Pine Valley Subdivision WWTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted until 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file. Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website: https://deq.nc.gov/public-notices-hearings,or by calling (919) 707-3601. Aqua North Carolina, Inc. [202 MacKenan Court, Cary, NC 27511] has applied for renewal of NPDES Permit NC0028941 for the Pine Valley Subdivision WWTP in Rowan County. This permitted facility discharges treated wastewater to the Setman Branch in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin. Currently, BOD, ammonia nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform, and total residual chlorine are water quality limited. This discharge may affect future allocations in this portion of the receiving stream. (Public Notice will run in The Salisbury Post on 2/22/24.)
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NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 3/25/24

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0087840 Middlesex Well No. 4 WTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file. Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website: https://deq.nc.gov/public-notices-hearings,or by calling (919) 707-3601. Town of Middlesex requested renewal of permit NC0087840 for its Well #4 WTP in Nash County discharging treated backwash/rinse wastewater to an unnamed tributary to Turkey Creek, Neuse River Basin. Currently, the parameter Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) is water-quality limited parameter. This discharge may affect future wasteload allocations in this portion of the Neuse River Basin. (Public Notice will run in The Rocky Mount Telegram on 2/21/24.)
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NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 3/22/24

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will meet Feb. 21 and 22 at the Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center, 501 Nutt Street, Wilmington. A public comment period is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 22. At the chair’s discretion, comments may be limited to 3 minutes per person.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council (CRAC) will meet Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Following the CRAC meeting DEQ will kick off the 50th Anniversary of the N.C. Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) at 1:30 p.m.

Kara Guthrie paid more interest than usual when she saw the email pop up in her inbox with subject: “Coastal STEM Career Fair” last year. When she opened it and learned the event was “geared toward Middle & High School students from … Teen Centers through Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain…”, she knew she had to get involved.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) has approved a modification to the mining permit for Fuquay Quarry.