March 14, 2019 Agenda


512 N. Salisbury Street
Archdale Building - Ground Floor Hearing Room
Raleigh, North Carolina

March 14, 2019
9:00 a.m.

General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chairman inquires as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Commission. If any member knows of a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict, please so state at this time.

Dr. A. Stan Meiburg, Chairman, Presiding

I.    Preliminary Matters

1.     Call to Order
2.     Approval of minutes from Commission meeting on January 10, 2019 (attached)

Initial Information Item

1.    19-04  Overview of Final Chemours Consent Order        
(NC DOJ) Francisco Benzoni and Asher Spiller


Attachment A - 2019-02-25 Consent Order- File Stamped and Fully Executed (b & w)
Attachment B - 2019-02-20 Final DEQ Response to Comments on Proposed Consent Order

II.  Action Items

1.    19-05    Request Approval of Hearing Officer's Report, Regulatory Impact Analysis, and Adoption of Amendments to 15A NCAC 02L SectionRequest Approval of Hearing Officer's Report, Regulatory Impact Analysis, and Adoption of Amendments to 15A NCAC 02L Section .0400 "Risk-Based Assessment and Corrective Action for Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks" and Section .0500 "Risk-Based Assessment and Corrective Action for Petroleum Releases from Aboveground Storage Tanks and Sources"
(DWM) Scott Bullock


Attachment A - 15A NCAC 02L Section .0400 Rule Text
Attachment B - 15A NCAC 02L Section .0500 Rule Text
Attachment C - 15A NCAC 02L Section .0400 & .0500 RIA
Attachment D – Hearing Officer’s Report

2.    19-06     Request Approval of Proposed Rule Revisions, Regulatory Impact Analysis and to Proceed to Public Hearing on Readoption of Group 5 Rules - 15A NCAC 02D .0600-.0615, .2100-.2104, .2300-.2311, .2600-.2621 (547)
(DAQ) Joelle Burleson


Attachment A – Group 5 Rule Text
Attachment B – Regulatory Impact Analysis

3.    19-07    Request by Mountain True, Defenders of Wildlife Federation that the Environmental Management Commission Approve the Petition for Rulemaking to Add Unique Wetland Classification to the Sandy Bottom Wetlands in the French Broad River Basin in Buncombe County
(WQC Chair) Dr. Albert Rubin

2018-11-20 Sandy Bottom Wetlands (SBW)Petition Cover Letter
Attachment A – 2018-11-20 Petition for Rulemaking SBW to UWL
Attachment B – 15A NCAC 02B .0304 Proposed for SBW
Attachment C – DWR Director's Determination of Completeness Letter Regarding Petition

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS (received 3/6/19)
Cover Letter – 2019-03-06 Sandy Bottom Cover Letter Additional Materials for Petition
Attachment D – 2019-02-11 Long Branch – Sandy Bottom Wetland Preserve Support Letter
Attachment E – 2019-03-01 UNCA Sandy Bottom Support of Reclassification Letter
Attachment F – Map Sandy Bottom Wetland Delineations Compared [DOT, MTSEco]
Attachment G – 2019-03-05 Declaration of Dr. Rebecca Hale Authenticating Inundation Maps
Attachment H – Sandy Bottom Natural Community Map
Attachment I – Sandy Bottom Wetlands Inundated vs Delineated Map
Attachment J – 2019-03-06 Declaration of Dr. Kevin Moorhead re Wetland Delineation

4.    19-08   Request Approval of Hearing Officer’s Report, Regulatory Impact Analysis and Adoption of Water Quality Permitting Rules
(DWR) Karen Higgins


Attachment A – Hearing Officer’s Report
       Addendum to Attachment A (pages 502-503); changes made to 15A NCAC 02B .0612 (pages A-514-515).  Changes made in response to comments from NCFS during the public comment period and are highlighted in yellow.

III.   Information Items (continued)

1.    19-05   Update on North Carolina's Coastal Habitat Protection Plan (CHPP)

(DWR) Jimmy Johnson


Attachment A – 2018-2020 CHPP Implementation Plan
Attachment B - CHPP DEQ Final 2016 - 5/10/17

2.   19-06     Review 2018 303(d) Public Comments

(DWR) Pam Behm


Attachment A - 2018 303(d) List Public Comment - Comments Received -
Attachment B - 2018 303(d) List Public Comment - DWR Response to Comments

IV.   Concluding Remarks  

By Directors (Comments)
By Committee Chairs
By Commission Members
By Counsel
By Chairman

Adjournment 03-14-19