Updated: May 20, 2015

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2015 Hazardous Waste Workshop for Generators
Nov. 5, 2015 - Charlotte
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2015 EEHS School
August 10-11, 2015

NCMA 2015 Annual Meeting
Sept. 21-22, 2015
Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock




Top Stories In The News

NO NCMA Government Affairs Conference Call Monday May 25

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.  There will be NO call on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The next call will be on Monday June 1. [May 20, 2015]

CANCELLED: NCMA Committee Meeting on Thursday May 28

NCMA’s Science & Technology (S&T) Committee and NCMA’s Government Affairs Committee joint meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 28 has been CANCELLED. [May 20, 2015]

NC General Assembly Update for May 11 – 20

The pace of activity has slowed considerably at the General Assembly now that the “crossover deadline” has come and gone.  However, we expect the pace to once again pick up over the next couple of weeks. This week the is action on two bills of interest to NC manufacturers.  [May 20, 2015]

Duke Energy Unveils $1.1 Billion Plan to End Coal Era in Asheville, N.C

Duke Energy announced May 19, 2015, plans to retire its Asheville, N.C., coal-fired power plant in four to five years and modernize its generation and transmission system in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. [May 20, 2015]

Duke Energy Pleads Guilty In Coal Ash Case

Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court May 14, 2015 to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over leaking from coal-ash facilities at five North Carolina power plants. [May 20, 2015]

North Carolina Science Advisory Board Meeting on Air Toxics May 27

The North Carolina Science Advisory Board (NCSAB) on Toxic Air Pollutants will meet on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM via teleconference.  [May 20, 2015]

Air and Waste Management Association Conference June 22-25

Public File The Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will host its 108th Annual Conference and Exhibition in the Raleigh Convention Center on June 22-25, 2015.  Over 1500 attendees are expected from all over the world.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Connecting the Dots:  Environmental Quality to Climate.”[May 20, 2015]

NC General Assembly Update – May 4 - 8, 2015

After last week’s frantic “crossover week”, and a long weekend break, the General Assembly resumed its work this week with a modest schedule of activity. However, one bill of significance to NCMA members was voted out of the House on May 6, 2015.  [May 8, 2015]

NCMA Joins Business Coalition in Filing Brief in Important Appointments Case

On May 4, 2015 NCMA joined a coalition of seven other business groups in filing an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the North Carolina Supreme Court in the case of McCrory v. Berger. The brief supports the position of the NC General Assembly leadership. [May 8, 2015]

D.C. Circuit Scraps Generator Air Rule's 100-Hour 'Emergency' Exemption

On May 1, 2015, a federal appeals court scrapped a 100-hour exemption from air emissions regulation EPA had granted to “emergency” generators (Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines or RICEs) that participate in demand-response programs. [May 8, 2015]

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Updates on Pending
NC Legislation

Updated: May 20, 2015
NCMA has identified almost three dozen bills pending at the North Carolina General Assembly that may significantly impact North Carolina manufacturers.

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NCMA is following those bills on behalf of our members. NCMA Members-Only information about NCMA's priority bills is available at this link.

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Members receive our weekly newsletter summarizing important legislative and regulatory developments of interest to North Carolina manufacturers.

About NCMA

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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