Press Releases

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) has scheduled a public hearing to accept comments on a proposed  stormwater permit for International Tie Disposal, LLC, for its facility in Richmond County. 

Members of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Fishing Resource Funding Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund will meet informally on Monday, Feb. 19, to receive a presentation on the Always NC Fresh Public Relations Campaign. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. at the Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City 28557.

For the first time since Aug. 8, 2023, there are no counties in North Carolina listed in drought status, according to the DMAC. However, all or parts of five counties were still listed as “abnormally dry:” Cherokee, Clay, Dare, Graham and Macon.

Net emissions of greenhouse gases have fallen 38% between 2005 and 2020 in North Carolina, according to the latest update of the state Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released today by the Department of Environmental Quality.

Telephone numbers at the Division of Coastal Management (DCM) office in Elizabeth City have changed. The new main number is 252-621-6450.

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.