Updated: May 20, 2016

2016 NCMA Workshops


North Carolina
Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety School
"EEHS School"
EEHS School August 8-9, 2016, Raleigh
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2016 Hazardous Waste
Nov. 3, 2016, Charlotte
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NCMA's Top Stories In The News

NCMA Welcomes Newest Member – Speedball Art Products Company

Speedball[Public Content] NCMA is pleased to announce that Speedball Art Products Company, which is located in Salisbury, North Carolina, has joined the Alliance.  Please join NCMA staff in welcoming Speedball Art Products Company to the Alliance.  [May 20, 2016]

NCMA Government Affairs Conference Call Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 11 AM

NCMA Gov Affairs CallNCMAs 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, May 23, 2016 @ 11 AM. Call-In instructions.  [May 20, 2016]


This Week at the General Assembly – May 16 -20, 2016

NCGAThe big news at the General Assembly this week was the passage of the House Appropriations Bill (HB 1030 – 2016 Appropriations Act), in a bi-partisan vote that saw 30 Democrats join 100 percent of the Republican caucus in support of the bill.  But there was even bigger news for North Carolina manufacturers this week.  Read on to find out what that was.  [May 20, 2016]

NCMA's May Committee Meetings This Wednesday, May 25

NCMA Committee MeetingNCMA's Science & Technology (S&T) Committee and NCMA's Government Affairs Committee will meet jointly on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1PM. NCMA committee meetings are open to any NCMA member or Business Partner who would like to attend and participate. [May 20, 2016]

DAQ's Outside Involvement Committee Will Meet on May 23

Outside InvolvementThe Division of Air Quality’s (DAQ’s) Outside Involvement Committee will meet on Monday, May 23, 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.  [May 20, 2016]

DEQ Risk Classification Would Require ALL Coal Ash to be Moved to Lined Containment

Coal Ash PondOn May 18, 2016 the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued its determinations on the level of risk posed by 25 coal ash impoundments in North Carolina. DEQ's announcement caught many observers by surprise. [May 20, 2016]

Democrats, NC Coal Ash Pond Neighbors Call For Probe of Do-Not-Drink Letters

[Public Content] Leaders of the Democratic minorities in the North Carolina House and Senate called for an investigation of the state health agency’s decision to revoke its do-not-drink warning for private drinking water wells near Duke Energy coal ash ponds, The News & Observer reported May 19, 2016.  [May 20, 2016]

House and Senate Agree on TSCA Reform Bill

TSCA ReformAfter months of heated bicameral negotiations, lawmakers announced May 19, 2016 that they have effectively reached an agreement that would broadly overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since it was enacted in 1976.  [May 20, 2016]

Entire D.C. Circuit To Hear Clean Power Plan Cases

Clean Power PlanThe US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit announced May 16, 2016 that it was revising the process for hearing the legal challenges to the Clean Power Plan (CPP) by scheduling oral arguments before the entire court (en banc) on September 27. [May 20, 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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