Updated: March 24, 2017

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2017 NCMA Workshops

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March 14, 2017 - Raleigh
March 21, 2017 - Hickory

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May 4, 2017 - Wilmington
May 11, 2017 - Greensboro
May 18, 2017 - Raleigh
May 25, 2017 - Asheville
Nov. 2, 2017 - Concord

EEHS School
Aug. 7-8, 2017 - Raleigh

NCMA's Top Stories In The News

NCMA Government Affairs Call Monday, March 27 @ 11 AM

NCMA Conference Call[Public Content] NCMA’s Government Affairs Committee has a conference call to discuss pending legislation every Monday at 11 AM when the North Carolina General Assembly is in session. The next call will be Monday, March 27 @ 11 AMContact NCMA at 919-834-9459 for call-in information. [March 24, 2017]


Legislative Update: Latest Draft of Comprehensive Energy Legislation for 2017

NCGAThe energy stakeholders working group met briefly on March 23, 2017.  A new version of the comprehensive energy legislation – titled “Balanced Energy Solutions for North Carolina” – was handed out to work group members. See what is in the latest draft legislation. [March 24, 2017]


Tom Reeder Takes New Job as Policy Advisor to NC Senate Leade

Tom Reeder[Public Content] Tom Reeder, former Assistant Secretary for the Environment in the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality under the McCrory administration, has taken a new job as a policy advisor in NC Senate Leader Phil Berger's office. [March 24, 2017]



Congress Votes to Revoke OSHA Recordkeeping Violations Rule

OSHA[Public Content] The United State Senate voted 50-48 to overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Volks rule”, which authorized the agency to extend its enforcement authority of recordkeeping violations from six months to five years. The Presdient is expected to sign the bill. [March 24, 2017]



Moved[Public Content] Due to the planned demolition and redevelopment of our existing office location on N. West Street, NCMA has MOVED. As of March 1, 2017 we have relocated our office to the North Hills area of Raleigh just north of downtown near the intersection of Six Fork Road and Interstate 440. Our address is 3901 Barrett Dr., Suite 103, Raleigh, NC, 27609. [March 24, 2017]


Note Change in April NCMA Committee Meeting Date

CalendarDue to scheduling conflicts, the April meeting of NCMA committees which normally occur on the third Thursday of each month has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 27, beginning at 1:00 PM.  Please note this change on your calendar. [March 24, 2017]



Judge Finds CWA Liability for Dominion Power Coal Ash Leak

Coal Ashe[Public Content] A federal district judge has found Dominion Virginia Power liable March 23, 2017 under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for allowing arsenic to leak from its coal ash impoundments into the nearby Elizabeth River.However, the judge opted not to impose penalties or dictate how the violation should be addressed. [March 24, 2017]

EPA Stays the Effective Date of New Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule

The EPA took a first step March 13, 2017 to unwind the Obama administration’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule, by granting an industry petition to reconsider the regulation and issuing an order administratively delaying the rule 90 days from March 21, 2017 to June 19, 2017. [March 17, 2017]

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