Press Releases

The public comment period on several proposed N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) temporary rules ends Feb. 1.

The CRC held public hearings Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 to receive comment on the temporary rules: 07H .0507, .0508, .0509, 07I .0702, 07J .0203, .0204, .0206, .0207, .0208, 07M .0401, .0402, .0403, .0701, .0703, .0704 and .1101. Written comments must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. Feb. 1.

The North Carolina Mining Commission meeting planned for Jan. 16, 2024, has been cancelled.

Drought conditions continued to improve across North Carolina due to heavy rains. The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) removed the severe drought (D2) classification for all of western North Carolina – with the exception of parts of Cherokee and Clay counties.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting public comment through Sunday, January 28 on draft priority measures to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions as part

Telephone numbers at Division of Marine Fisheries offices in Morehead City will change on Wednesday, Jan. 17 when a new phone system is installed at the Headquarters and Central District offices.

Due to anticipated severe weather, the Northern Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9, has been rescheduled for Jan. 18, 2024.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources is now accepting applications for coastal storm recovery projects such as ocean beach renourishment or artificial dunes.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at North Henderson High School to receive public comments on the draft permit for the proposed Clear Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hendersonville.

The N.C. Oil and Gas Commission will meet in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building in Raleigh on January 17 for its regular quarterly meeting. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Members of the public may attend in-person or join the meeting by computer or phone.

The North Carolina Mining Commission will meet in Raleigh on January 16, 2024, beginning at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend in person, by computer or phone.

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will meet Jan. 10 -11 in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building in Raleigh. Members of the public may attend in-person or join the meeting by computer or phone.

The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 12 by web conference.

The five advisory committees of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet in January to discuss various fisheries topics. The meetings will be held in person and livestreamed on YouTube.

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will hold public hearings Jan. 9-Jan. 10, 2024, to receive comment on the following temporary rules: 07H .0507, .0508, .0509, 07I .0702, 07J .0203, .0204, .0206, .0207, .0208, 07M .0401, .0402, .0403, .0701, .0703, .0704 and .1101. Division of Coastal Management staff will facilitate the hearings, which will be held at the below dates and locations. All hearings will be held in-person and begin at 1 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) achieved milestones this year in its mission to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians.