Press Releases

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management (DCM) has certified its latest North Carolina Clean Marina, a designation given to marinas that exceed minimum regulatory requirements. Ocean Isle Marina in Brunswick County received certification in January.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Board will meet by teleconference at 10:30 a.m. April 9. The board will consider license applications that are deemed complete and submitted by March 13. 

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record for White Perch (Morone americana).

The City of Burlington has notified the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources of elevated 1,4 dioxane levels discharged into the Haw River from the South Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Coastal Resources Commission has extended the public comment period on several proposed temporary rules until Feb. 22.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will hold a public hearing on a draft Title V air quality permit for Anson Gas Producers, LLC.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has named Tancred Miller as the new director of the Division of Coastal Management (DCM) effective Jan. 29.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists and other interested parties to sit on the Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. The hearing will be held in-person at the Surf City Municipal Complex, Council Chambers, 214 Florence Way, Hampstead, and by WebEx.

The Viable Utility Committee of the State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet via teleconference on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 2-4 p.m. The public may listen to the meeting online or by phone.

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

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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.