Updated: Feb. 5, 2016

NCMA Workshops

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2016 Workshop Dates

Water Compliance
February 18, 2016, Raleigh
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Air Quality Compliance 1
March 16, 2016, Hickory

Air Quality Compliance 2
March 22, 2016, Raleigh

Hazardous Waste 1
May 5, 2016, Wilmington

Hazardous Waste 2
May 12, 2016, Greensboro

Hazardous Waste 3
May 19, 2016, Raleigh

Hazardous Waste 4

May 26, 2016, Asheville

Hazardous Waste 5
Nov. 3, 2016, Charlotte

EEHS School
August 8-9, 2016, Raleigh

NCMA's Top Stories In The News

NC Supreme Court Decision Could Result in Continuing Litigation over Validity of Key Boards & Commissions

NC Supreme CourtThe North Carolina Supreme Court’s recent opinion in McCrory v Berger creates a vague, loosely defined test as to what constitutes a valid legislative appointment which will undoubtedly generate litigation for years to come, according to the attorney who represented numerous industry and trade associations (including NCMA) in an amicus brief in the case. [Feb. 5, 2016]

Mark Your Calendars for NCMA Meetings on Feb. 17 and Feb.18

Feb 2016 MeetingsMark your calendars to attend the following NCMA Meetings & Events on Feb. 17-18: Steering Committee for 15th Annual North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety (EEHS) School (Open to All), NCMA’s Science & Technology (S&T) Committee and NCMA’s Government Affairs Committee Meetings (NCMA Members and Business Partners Only) and 12th Annual Water Quality Compliance Workshop (Open to All - Registration and Fee Required).

DAQ Outside Involvement Committee Meeting Feb. 9

DAQ Outside InvolvementThe Division of Air Quality's (DAQ's) Outside Involvement Committee Meeting will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.  The meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Room 1210, Green Square, 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh.  The meeting is available via call-in number and webinar. [Feb. 5, 2016]

Governor McCrory Names Allen Next Chairman of the N.C. Industrial Commission

Charlton Allen[Public File] Governor Pat McCrory has designated Charlton L. Allen of Iredell County as the next Chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Allen will succeed current Industrial Commission Chairman Andrew T. Heath, who became State Budget Director effective Feb. 1, 2016. [Feb. 5, 2016]

OP-ED: On Anniversary of Coal Ash Spill, NC Officials Flip-Flopping On Risk Assessments

Dan River Ash Spill[Public File] This week marks the second anniversary of Duke Energy’s coal ash contaminated water spilling into the Dan River. The obstruction and foot-dragging by DEQ in cleaning up polluting coal ash sites are shocking according to a Feb. 2, 2016 OP-ED by Derb Carter director of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s North Carolina offices. [Feb. 5, 2016]

DEQ: Governor McCrory Makes North Carolina a National Leader In Coal Ash Regulation

Coal Ash Management[Public File] Governor Pat McCrory has made North Carolina a national leader in coal ash regulation and cleanup since Duke Energy’s Dan River coal ash spill two years ago today, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said in a Feb. 2, 2016 Press Release. [Feb. 5, 2016]

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx Visits Shurtape's Stony Point Manufacturing Facility

Congresswoman Foxx at Shurtape[Public File] On Tuesday, Jan.19, 2016, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Shurtape Technologies, LLC’s duct tape manufacturing facility in Stony Point, N.C., to learn more about what the Company does in her district, particularly in Alexander County. Shurtape Technologies is an NCMA member company. [Feb. 5, 2016]

Judge Denies Appeal of Ruling That Groundwater Can Be Regulated Under Clean Water Act

Grondwater WellA federal judge in Winston-Salem has cleared the way for an enforcement hearing against Duke Energy over groundwater pollution from coal-ash ponds at the Buck Steam Station by denying Duke’s motion to immediate appeal a pre-trial ruling concerning the scope of the Clean Water Act. [Feb. 5, 2016]

Register Today for the 2016 Water Quality Workshop

NCMA's Water Quality Compliance Workshop[Public Content]: Join us for the 12th Annual North Carolina Water Quality Compliance Workshop on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The Workshop is co-sponsored by NCMA and the North Carolina Division of Water Resources (DWR) and North Carolina Division of Energy, Mineral & Land Resources (DEMLR) and approved for Continuing Education credits. [Jan. 8, 2016]

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The North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance [formerly The Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (MCIC)] is a non-profit association representing the interests of North Carolina manufacturing industries before the North Carolina General Assembly and state regulatory agencies on environmental, health, safety, worker's compensation, and tax issues. This Web site, myncma.org, is a comprehensive electronic resource designed to keep our members informed of current and emerging issues that may impact their operations in North Carolina.

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