Press Releases

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) will hold a public hearing April 27, 2023, on a proposed amendment to its 15A NCAC 02B .0305 rule, including a High Quality Waters (HQW) reclassification for four streams and an Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) reclassification for seven streams in the Watauga River Basin. 

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is seeking public comment on a draft air quality permit for Pregis PolyMask, Inc., a protective tape manufacturing facility in Catawba County.

March 1 marks the beginning of the 2023 ozone season as state and local environmental agencies renew their daily air quality forecasts for ozone across North Carolina.

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 and 9, 2023 in the Ground Flo

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission took a stand with its fellow state environmental commissions for improved water quality in North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced $462.9 million in funding for 249 infrastructure projects in 80 communities statewide that will strengthen North Carolina’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is conducting a survey of for-hire operators that work in coastal waters of the state.

The Division of Marine Fisheries is developing Amendment 1 to the N.C. Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan (FMP).

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Hyde County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.