Updated: Jan 20, 2017

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2017 NCMA Workshops

Water Quality Compliance Workshop
Feb. 15, 2017, Raleigh

Eventbrite - Fall 2016 Session: North Carolina Hazardous Waste Compliance Workshop

Air Quality
Compliance Workshops
March 14, 2017 - Raleigh
March 21, 2017 - Hickory

Hazardous WasteCompliance Workshops
May 4, 2017 - Wilmington
May 11, 2017 - TBA
May 18, 2017 - Raleigh
May 25, 2017 - TBA
Nov. 2, 2017 - Concord

EEHS School
Aug. 7-8, 2017 - Raleigh

NCMA's Top Stories In The News

OSHA Compliance Inspections Subject of NCMA Safety Committee Meeting Feb. 7

NCMA Committee[Public Content] NCMA's Safety Committee will meet from 1 PM to 3PM on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the NCMA office. Our guest speaker will be Cory Dunphy from the NC Department of Labor who will discuss his experiences as an OSH compliance inspector. [Jan. 20, 2017]


NCMA Forming Ad Hoc Working Group to Review Air Quality Rules

Air Quality RulesNCMA is forming an ad hoc group of members and business partners to review the air quality rules currently being re-adopted by the Division of Air Quality in order to provide feedback to the Division on those rules that our members believe need to be eliminated or revised. [Jan. 20, 2017]


Looking for NCMA Members to Join 2017 EEHS School Steering Committee

EEHS School[Public Content] NCMA is beginning the planning process for the 16th Annual North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health, and Safety School (EEHS School) to be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on August 7-8, 2017. We are looking for NCMA members and business partners interested in planning the topics and speakers for the 2017 EEHS School [Jan. 20, 2017]


DEQ Submits Attainment Boundary Recommendations to EPA for New SO2 Standard

[Public Content] Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Bill Ross send a letter to EPA Jan. 13, 2017, with the state's recommendation concerning the boundaries of areas that either attain or do not attain the 2010 1-hour S02 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). [Jan. 20, 2017]


EPA Faults N.C. Over Health Of Minority Communities Near Hog Farms

Hog Farm[Public Content] Two years into an investigation of the health problems affecting minority communities near large-scale hog operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s civil rights office has written a stern “letter of concern” to state regulators, The News & Observer reported Jan. 18, 2017. [Jan. 20, 2017]


Van der Vaart Being Considered for Deputy EPA Chief

[Public Content] Inside EPA reported Jan. 20 that former North Carolina environment secretary Don van der Vaart is a leading candidate for deputy EPA administrator. [Jan. 20, 2017]




N.C. Commerce Secretary Skvarla Joins Raleigh Law Firm

Skvarla[Public Content] Outgoing North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla has headed to the Raleigh office of roughly 200-lawyer Nexsen Pruet as senior government relations advisor. Skvarla also served as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality in the McCrory administration. [Jan. 20, 2017]


Five Takeaways from Pruitt's EPA Hearing

Scott Pruitt[Public Content] Democrats don't have the votes to stop Scott Pruitt's confirmation as EPA Administrator, but they signaled at his confirmation hearing that they will seek to damage him politically as much as possible. Here are five takeaways from his confirmation hearing according to TheHill.com. [Jan. 20, 2017]

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