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NCMA Committee Meetings Nov. 16 with Special Guests

NCMA Committee MeetingNCMA's Science & Technology (S&T) Committee and NCMA's Government Affairs Committee will next meet jointly on Thursday, Nov 16, at 1 PM. Our special guests for the Nov. 16 meeting with be Kelley Spence and Brian Shrager from EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [Oct. 31, 2017]

EPA Administrator Appoints Donald van der Vaart to Science Advisory Board

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Oct. 31, 2017 the appointment of Donald van der Vaart, the former NC Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, to the EPA's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

Environmental Management Commission Meetings Set for Nov. 8-9

The Environmental Management Commission (EMC) and four of its committees will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, and Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Items of potential interest to NCMA members include: [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

2017 Manufacturers Zero Waste Networking Event Nov. 15

The NC DEQ Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service is sponsoring a zero waste educational and peer-networking event for manufacturers in North Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

House Select Committee on NC River Quality Holds Second "Fact Finding" Hearing

The House Select Committee on NC River Quality, which was formed in response to the GenX controversies in the Lower Cape Fear River Basin, held its second meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.   Here is a recap of the meeting.[Oct. 31, 2017]

 

DEQ Will Not Suspend Chemours' Wastewater Discharge Permit

In a letter sent Oct. 24, 2017, to Chemours, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) informed the company that the state agency will not suspend its wastewater discharge permit “at this time”. [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

Chemours Ordered To Stop Additional Discharges

The North Carolina DEQ announced Oct. 30, 2017 that it has ordered Chemours to capture additional industrial wastewater with fluorinated compounds instead of releasing it into the Cape Fear River .[Oct. 31, 2017]

 

Tests Show GenX Below Health Goals In Cape Fear Drinking Water

The North Carolina DEQ announced Oct. 31, 2017 that the latest water quality test results show levels of GenX, PFOA and PFOS below established health goals at drinking water sites in the Lower Cape Fear River. [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

New Secretaries' Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

The newly reconstituted Science Advisory Board held its first meeting on Oct. 23, 2017.  Although the meeting was largely introductory and organizational in nature, near-term priorities for the work of the new Board on three chemicals were identified. [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

EPA Taking New Direction on Review of Legacy Chemicals

President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use. [Oct. 31, 2017]

 

Members Named to State Science Advisory Board on Emerging Chemicals

The Secretaries of North Carolina’s DEQ and DHHS announced Oct. 19, 2017 the members of the newly expanded Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board, which will examine new and emerging chemicals and their potential impacts to human health and the environment. The Board will hold its first meeting Oct. 23 in Raleigh.[Oct. 20, 2017]


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