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The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management (DCM) announced the availability of more than $40 million in funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Coastal Zone Management Habitat Protection and Restoration Competition for habitat restoration and conservation projects.

P U B L I C N O T I C E
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
1617 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 27699-1617

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO ISSUE A CONSENT ORDER

This is a Public Notice of intent to issue an amended State Consent Order to the following:

The Town of Burnsville (P.O. Box 87, Burnsville, NC 28714-0087) has requested an amendment to existing Special Order by Consent S21-003 for its wastewater treatment facility under the authority of discharge permit NC0020290. The Burnsville WWTP discharges treated domestic wastewater to the Cane River in the French Broad River Basin.

The Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue the amended Order per Article 21 of Chapter 143, N.C. General Statutes, and other regulations effective August 1, 2024.

Compliance with this amended Order requires the adjustment of completion dates for construction of improvements to the current WWTP, which include:
Complete overhaul and rehabilitation of the 0.5 MGD treatment train at the Burnsville WWTP.
Completion of the project will provide the Town with the ability to adequately treat incoming wastewater, properly manage solids and aid the facility in returning to compliance with its NPDES permit.
Funding has been secured by Burnsville for the necessary construction activities. Burnsville shall comply with its existing NPDES permit limits. This Order will expire on March 31, 2027.

A copy of the draft Order is available upon request by contacting Charles H. Weaver of the Division of Water Resources at 919-707-3616, or by email (charles.weaver@deq.nc.gov). Comments on the proposed amended Order received no later than July 15, 2024, will be considered in the final determination. A public meeting may be held if there is a significant degree of public interest.

View Draft Permit NC0020290 and Related Documents

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Science Panel is scheduled to meet via web conference on June 20 at 10:45 a.m. and June 27 at 1 p.m. to continue its review of Inlet Hazard Area boundaries. The public may listen to the meetings by 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 NC0051713 Lakeview MHP, LLC
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. Lakeview Mobile Home Park (MHP) requests to renew NPDES permit NC0051713 for its 100% domestic WWTP, located at 5186 High Point Road, High Point, Forsyth County. This facility discharges to a UT to Cuddybum Creek, Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin. Currently the parameters Total Residual Chlorine (TRC), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, and Fecal Coliform are water-quality limited. This discharge may affect future wasteload allocations in this portion of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin. (Public Notice will run in the Winton-Salem Journal on 6/15/24.)
View Draft Permit NC0051713 and Related Documents
Send Comments To:
NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 7/15/24

Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0088307 Richardson 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 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. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority [235 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403] has requested renewal of NPDES permit NC0088307 for the Richardson WTP, located in New Hanover County. This permitted facility discharges treated wastewater to the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway, a class SA; ORW water in the White Oak River Basin. Some of the parameters in the permit are water quality limited. This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway. (Public Notice will run in The Wilmington Star-News on 6/14/24.)
View Draft Permit NC0088307 and Related Documents
Send Comments To:
NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 7/15/24

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 NC0036196 Clark Creek 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 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 Newton [PO Box 550, Newton, NC 28658] has requested modification of NPDES permit NC0036196 for its Clark Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Catawba County. This permit modification is for the reevaluation of total aluminum permit requirements. This permitted facility discharges treated municipal wastewater to Clark Creek, a class C water in the Catawba River Basin. This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of Clark Creek. (Public Notice will run in the Observer News Enterprise on 6/13/24.)
View Draft Permit NC0036196 and Related Documents
Send Comments To:
NCDEQ-DWR
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 7/15/24

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Science Panel is scheduled to meet via web conference on June 27 at 1 p.m. to continue its review of Inlet Hazard Area boundaries. The public may listen to the meeting by computer or phone.

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Science Panel is scheduled to meet via web conference on June 20 at 10:45 a.m. to continue its review of Inlet Hazard Area boundaries. The public may listen to the meeting by computer or phone.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management (DCM) is accepting public comments on the Coastal Resources Commission Science Panel’s draft Sea Level Rise update.  Public comments will be accepted until July 3, 2024, at 5 p.m.