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2020 Air Quality Compliance Workshop Presentation Materials

Updated for the Online Workshop • September 1 & 2, 2020


Day 1 Presentations

September 1, 2020

8:00 AM Compliance 101
What Every Environmental Manager Needs to Know

Presented by Steve Hall

CLICK HERE to read Steve Hall's Bio
ABOUT STEVE HALL
Steve Hall is DAQ's Technical Services Section Chief. During his 25 years with the division, Steve has primarily worked as a Compliance Engineer/Manager in the Technical Services Section, and as a Compliance Engineer/Inspector/Supervisor in the Raleigh Regional Office. Prior to joining DAQ, Steve worked for three years with a private air quality testing and consulting company in Raleigh. He has an engineering degree from NC State University and is a Certified Public Manager. Steve can be reached at steve.hall@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8404.

CLICK HERE to download Compliance 101 Presentation Slides

9:00 AM What to Expect in the Remainder of 2020 from the Division of Air Quality

Presented by Mike Abraczinskas and Michael Pjetraj

CLICK HERE to read Mike Abraczinskas's Bio
ABOUT MIKE ABRACZINSKAS
Mike Abraczinskas is currently the Director of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ).  Mike has 22 years of experience in air quality (over 20.5 with DAQ). Mike has been the Director of DAQ since March 2017.  He graduated from North Carolina State University; is certified as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT); and is a graduate of the North Carolina Public Managers Program.

Mike is currently serving in leadership positions of several regional organizations comprised of State/Local Air Quality Agencies:

  • Past Chairman for the Southeastern States Air Resource Managers (SESARM)
  • Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA)
  • Board member of the Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association (CAPCA)

Additionally, Mike is actively involved in the activities of the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) and is a former president of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.  Mike can be reached at  michael.abraczinskas@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8447

CLICK HERE to read Michael Pjetraj's Bio
ABOUT MICHAEL PJETRAJ
Michael Pjetraj is the Deputy Director for the Division of Air Quality.  He has been with the DAQ since 1995 and has worked in the Raleigh Regional Office and the Central Office as an environmental engineer.  He also served as the Stationary Source Compliance Branch Supervisor in the Central Office for eight years.  Prior to joining the DAQ, he worked for a source testing / consulting company.  Michael earned an engineering degree from North Carolina State University.  He is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina and is also a North Carolina Certified Public Manager. Michael currently serves as the Air and Waste Management Association RTP Chapter vice chairman.  Michael can be reached at michael.pjetraj@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8497.

CLICK HERE to download Director's Update Presentation Slides

9:30 AM NC Clean Energy Plan
One Year Later

Presented by Sushma Masemore

CLICK HERE to read Sushma Masemore's Bio
ABOUT SUSHMA MASEMORE
Sushma Masemore is currently serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and State Energy Director for the Department of Environmental Quality, where she is working to bring clean energy solutions and sustainable practices to businesses, citizens, and government operations.  Sushma is leading the implementation of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order on climate change and clean energy economy, bringing climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency practices to state government.  Sushma also oversees energy programs related to weatherization assistance, state energy planning, and reducing state building energy consumption.

Sushma has 28 years of public and private sector experience bringing innovative technology solutions to control air pollution, solid waste and water pollution.  Sushma has managed distributed energy generation projects in commercial and industrial settings which examined the economics, power production performance, and environmental impacts.  In state government, she managed teams of engineers and scientists to develop air quality regulations, state implementation plans, and emissions analysis tools.  Sushma can be reached at sushma.masemore@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8700.

CLICK HERE to download NC Clean Energy Plan Presentation Slides

10:00 AM Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI)
Assisting Organizations go Beyond Compliance

Presented by Marcia Allocco and Angela Barger

CLICK HERE to read Marcia Allocco's Bio
ABOUT MARCIA ALLOCCO
Marcia Allocco is the DEACS’s Environmental Assistance Section Chief with oversight of their permitting and small business assistance staff, the Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI), and DEQ’s Customer Service Line.  Prior to DEACS she started her DEQ career with the Division of Water Resources as a NPDES regulatory specialist in the Mooresville regional office and spent the prior 14 years performing regulatory compliance oversight at Brookhaven National Laboratory owned by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.  She has a B.S. in Chemistry a M.S. in Environmental Management.  Marcia can be reached at marcia.allocco@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8206.
CLICK HERE to read Angela Barger's Bio
ABOUT ANGELA BARGER
Angela Barger is the manager of the N.C. DEQ Environmental Stewardship Initiative. She has over 20 years of experience working for N.C. DEQ; most recently with the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS).  Prior to working with DEACS she worked with N.C. DEQ’s Division of Air Quality in a Regional Office for more than seven years as a permit engineer and the region’s emissions inventory coordinator.  She has two B.S. degrees from NCSU in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and a B.S. degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Pre-engineering.  Angela can be reached at angela.barger@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8126.  For more info about the ESI you can email esi@ncdenr.gov or visit www.ncesi.org.

CLICK HERE to download ESI Presentation Slides

10:30 AM Air Quality Challenges in North Carolina

Presented by Bradley McLamb and Heather Wylie

CLICK HERE to read Bradley McLamb's Bio
ABOUT BRADLEY McLAMB
Bradley McLamb is a Meteorologist in the Attainment Planning Branch of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ). Bradley has been with DAQ for over 7 years, where his primary job duties include air quality forecasting and web app development. Prior to working at DAQ, Bradley worked at the North Carolina State Climate Office for 5 years and also served one year as a SCEP intern with the National Weather Service – Raleigh. He holds a B.S. in Meteorology and a M.S. in Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from North Carolina State University. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Davida, and two boys Noah (6) and Elias (4), long range forecasting (especially for winter storms and hurricanes) and watching movies in his home theater. Bradley can be reached at bradley.mclamb@ncdenr.gov (919) 707-8485.
CLICK HERE to read Heather Wylie's Bio
ABOUT HEATHER WYLIE
Heather Wylie is a meteorologist in the Attainment Planning Branch of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ). She just entered her second year with the division, and her primary job duties include preparing the daily air quality forecast for the state and assisting with other meteorology-related needs. Prior to joining the NCDAQ, Heather worked at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as an air quality forecaster/air pollution monitor data validator. She also has experience working in environmental consulting as an air dispersion modeler, and previously worked at Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center as a meteorological data specialist for spaceflight launches. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her pup, Murphy, playing roller derby, and learning guitar.  Heather can be reached at heather.wylie@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8484.

CLICK HERE to download Air Quality Challenges Presentation Slides

11:00 AM Permitting Updates

Presented by Booker Pullen and Betty Gatano

CLICK HERE to read Booker Pullen's Bio
ABOUT BOOKER PULLEN

Booker Pullen received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1980.  He worked for 11 years as a Field Superintendent for construction at the Anheuser Busch Plant in Newark, New Jersey and the Hoffman LaRoche Facility in Nutley, New Jersey.  He has been with the DAQ for over 26 years and is currently serving as the New Source Review Branch Supervisor in the Air Permitting Section.  He is also a Certified Public Manager.  Booker can be reached at booker.pullen@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8469.

CLICK HERE to read Betty Gatano's Bio
ABOUT BETTY GATANO
Betty Gatano is a 1990 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  She also holds a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She has been with the DAQ since 1997, with the last eight years serving as a TV permitting engineer in the Raleigh Central Office.  She is also a licensed Professional Engineer in NC.  Betty can be reached at betty.gatano@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8736.

CLICK HERE to download Permitting Updates Presentation Slides 

11:20 AM Rules Updates

Presented by Patrick Knowlson

CLICK HERE to read Patrick Knowlson's Bio
ABOUT PATRICK KNOWLSON
Patrick Knowlson is currently serving as the Rules Development Branch Supervisor in the DAQ’s Planning Section.  Patrick started in DAQ in 1992 as an Environmental Engineer I in the Rule Development Branch and was promoted to Engineer II in 1995. Patrick has a chemical engineering degree from Penn State University. Patrick can be reached at patrick.knowlson@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8711.

CLICK HERE to download Rules Updates Presentation Slides


Day 2 Presentations

September 2, 2020

8:00 AM Compliance Updates

COVID-19 Compliance Activities

Presented by Steve Hall and Michael Pjetraj

CLICK HERE to read Steve Hall's Bio
ABOUT STEVE HALL
Steve Hall is DAQ's Technical Services Section Chief. During his 25 years with the division, Steve has primarily worked as a Compliance Engineer/Manager in the Technical Services Section, and as a Compliance Engineer/Inspector/Supervisor in the Raleigh Regional Office. Prior to joining DAQ, Steve worked for three years with a private air quality testing and consulting company in Raleigh. He has an engineering degree from NC State University and is a Certified Public Manager. Steve can be reached at steve.hall@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8404.
CLICK HERE to read Michael Pjetraj's Bio
ABOUT MICHAEL PJETRAJ
Michael Pjetraj is the Deputy Director for the Division of Air Quality.  He has been with the DAQ since 1995 and has worked in the Raleigh Regional Office and the Central Office as an environmental engineer.  He also served as the Stationary Source Compliance Branch Supervisor in the Central Office for eight years.  Prior to joining the DAQ, he worked for a source testing / consulting company.  Michael earned an engineering degree from North Carolina State University.  He is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina and is also a North Carolina Certified Public Manager. Michael currently serves as the Air and Waste Management Association RTP Chapter vice chairman.  Michael can be reached at michael.pjetraj@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8497.

CLICK HERE to download COVID-19 Compliance Presentation Slides

"Sir... the DAQ inspector is in the lobby..."
A Mock Inspection

Presented by Robert Bright, Jeff Harris, Ray Stewart

CLICK HERE to read Robert Bright's Bio
ABOUT ROBERT BRIGHT
Robert Bright is 1995 graduate from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  He has been with DAQ since June 2001 and currently serves as the Compliance Coordinator for Washington Regional Office.  Robert can be reached at robert.bright@ncdenr.gov or 252-946-6481.
CLICK HERE to read Jeff Harris's Bio
ABOUT JEFF HARRIS
Jeff Harris is a Compliance Engineer with the Raleigh Regional Office (RRO). He has been with the DAQ since 2018 and previously was a contractor to the USEPA for many years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from NCSU. Jeff can be reached at Jeff.Harris@ncdenr.gov or 919-791-4280.
CLICK HERE to read Ray Stewart's Bio
ABOUT RAY STEWART
Ray Stewart has been with DAQ for almost 28 years, first as a permitting and compliance engineer for 20 years, then as the Compliance Supervisor at the Winston Salem Regional Office for almost 6 years, then as Regional Air Quality Supervisor at the Raleigh Regional Office for the last 2 years.  He is a graduate of NC A&T State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in NC and a Certified Public Manager.  Ray can be reached at ray.stewart@ncdenr.gov or (919) 791-4289.

CLICK HERE to download Mock Inspection Presentation Slides

Recurring Compliance Issues

Presented by Gary Saunders

CLICK HERE to read Gary Saunders's Bio
ABOUT GARY SAUNDERS
Gary Saunders is currently the Supervisor for the Stationary Source Compliance Branch (SSCB) in DAQ’s Technical Services Section.  He has worked in DAQ for nearly 21 years, primarily in SSCB.  For most of his time with SSCB, he has been the Special Projects Engineer and has provided assistance both inside and outside the DEQ for compliance issues, rules applicability, permits, and regulatory development in various source categories including agricultural/animal operations, pulp and paper mills, industrial boilers, and reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) to name a few.  Prior to working for DAQ,

Gary had more than 20 years’ experience working for environmental and engineering consulting firms on issues including permitting, compliance and enforcement, continuous emissions monitors and stack testing for both USEPA and for commercial and industrial firms.  Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.  Gary can be reached at gary.saunders@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8413.

CLICK HERE to download Recurring Compliance Issues Presentation Slides

Source Test Overview

Presented by Gregg O'Neal

CLICK HERE to read Greg O'Neal's Bio
ABOUT GREG O'NEAL
Gregg O’Neal is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina.  He has been with DAQ since 1992 working as a compliance review engineer in the Stationary Source Compliance Branch (SSCB).  He has reviewed numerus emissions reports, testing protocols, stack test observations, and laboratory observations.  He has been a member of The NELAP Institute Stationary Source Audit Sample Expert Committee since 2008.  He is the principal SSCB audit contact.  Gregg can be reached at gregg.oneal@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8415.

CLICK HERE to download Source Test Overview Presentation Slides

DAQ's Facility Mapping Tool

Presented by Steve Hall

CLICK HERE to read Steve Hall's Bio
ABOUT STEVE HALL
Steve Hall is DAQ's Technical Services Section Chief. During his 25 years with the division, Steve has primarily worked as a Compliance Engineer/Manager in the Technical Services Section, and as a Compliance Engineer/Inspector/Supervisor in the Raleigh Regional Office. Prior to joining DAQ, Steve worked for three years with a private air quality testing and consulting company in Raleigh. He has an engineering degree from NC State University and is a Certified Public Manager. Steve can be reached at steve.hall@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8404.

CLICK HERE to download Facility Mapping Tool Presentation Slides

10:00 AM 112(r) Risk Management Updates

Presented by Mike Reid

CLICK HERE to read Mike Reid's Bio
ABOUT MIKE REID
Michael Reid is the Chemical Accident Prevention Program Coordinator for North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality.  He is an Industrial Hygienist with over 13 years of experience in chemical accident prevention.  Mike currently serves as vice chairman to the N.C. State Emergency Response Commission’s Hazardous Materials Committee.  Mike can be reached at mike.reid@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8443.

CLICK HERE to download 112(r) Risk Management Presentation Slides

 

10:15 AM Compliance Panel Discussion

Panelists are Ashby Armistead, Robert Bright, Heather Carter, Gary Saunders, Will Wike

CLICK HERE to read Ashby Armistead's Bio
ABOUT ASHBY ARMISTEAD
Ashby Armistead graduated from North Carolina State University in 1997 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.  He started with the DAQ in the Washington Regional Office in 1998 and moved to the Wilmington Regional Office in 2001, where he currently serves as the Compliance Coordinator.  Ashby can be reached at ashby.armistead@ncdenr.gov or 910-796-7215.
CLICK HERE to read Robert Bright's Bio
ABOUT ROBERT BRIGHT
Robert Bright is 1995 graduate from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  He has been with DAQ since June 2001 and currently serves as the Compliance Coordinator for Washington Regional Office.  Robert can be reached at robert.bright@ncdenr.gov or 252-946-6481.
CLICK HERE to read Heather Carter's Bio
ABOUT HEATHER CARTER
Heather Carter received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been employed with the DEQ for over 20 years and currently serves as the Regional Supervisor for the Fayetteville Regional Office. She is also a North Carolina Certified Public Manager. Heather describes her job at DAQ as consistently and fairly implementing and enforcing state and federal air quality rules and regulations and educating and assisting industry and the public in air quality matters when possible. Heather can be reached at heather.carter@ncdenr.gov at 910-433-3361.
CLICK HERE to read Gary Saunders's Bio
ABOUT GARY SAUNDERS
Gary Saunders is currently the Supervisor for the Stationary Source Compliance Branch (SSCB) in DAQ’s Technical Services Section.  He has worked in DAQ for nearly 21 years, primarily in SSCB.  For most of his time with SSCB, he has been the Special Projects Engineer and has provided assistance both inside and outside the DEQ for compliance issues, rules applicability, permits, and regulatory development in various source categories including agricultural/animal operations, pulp and paper mills, industrial boilers, and reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) to name a few.  Prior to working for DAQ,

Gary had more than 20 years’ experience working for environmental and engineering consulting firms on issues including permitting, compliance and enforcement, continuous emissions monitors and stack testing for both USEPA and for commercial and industrial firms.  Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.  Gary can be reached at gary.saunders@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8413.

CLICK HERE to read Will Wike's Bio
ABOUT WILL WIKE
Will Wike is a 1989 graduate from Clarkson University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.  He has been with DAQ since November 1998 and currently serves as the Compliance Supervisor for the Raleigh Regional Office.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in New York.  Will can be reached at will.wike@ncdenr.gov or 919-791 4286.

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11:00 AM Permitting Panel Discussions

Title V/PSD Permitting Panel

Panelists are Betty Gatano, Booker Pullen, Gary Saunders

CLICK HERE to read Betty Gatano's Bio
ABOUT BETTY GATANO
Betty Gatano is a 1990 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  She also holds a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She has been with the DAQ since 1997, with the last eight years serving as a TV permitting engineer in the Raleigh Central Office.  She is also a licensed Professional Engineer in NC.  Betty can be reached at betty.gatano@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8736.
CLICK HERE to read Booker Pullen's Bio
ABOUT BOOKER PULLEN
Booker Pullen received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1980.  He worked for 11 years as a Field Superintendent for construction at the Anheuser Busch Plant in Newark, New Jersey and the Hoffman LaRoche Facility in Nutley, New Jersey.  He has been with the DAQ for over 26 years and is currently serving as the New Source Review Branch Supervisor in the Air Permitting Section.  He is also a Certified Public Manager.  Booker can be reached at booker.pullen@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8469.
CLICK HERE to read Gary Saunders's Bio
ABOUT GARY SAUNDERS
Gary Saunders is currently the Supervisor for the Stationary Source Compliance Branch (SSCB) in DAQ’s Technical Services Section.  He has worked in DAQ for nearly 21 years, primarily in SSCB.  For most of his time with SSCB, he has been the Special Projects Engineer and has provided assistance both inside and outside the DEQ for compliance issues, rules applicability, permits, and regulatory development in various source categories including agricultural/animal operations, pulp and paper mills, industrial boilers, and reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) to name a few.  Prior to working for DAQ,

Gary had more than 20 years’ experience working for environmental and engineering consulting firms on issues including permitting, compliance and enforcement, continuous emissions monitors and stack testing for both USEPA and for commercial and industrial firms.  Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.  Gary can be reached at gary.saunders@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8413.

There are no presentation slides associated with this panel discussion.

Small and Synthetic Minor Permitting Panel

Panelists are Greg Reeves, Dena Pittman, Kurt Tidd, Linda Willis

CLICK HERE to read Greg Reeves's Bio
ABOUT GREGG REEVES
Greg Reeves has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.  He has had a variety of industry experience before coming the DAQ including three years with Anaconda Copper as Process Engineer and Mining Engineer in an open-pit copper mining operation, 17 years with Cargill Incorporated in evaporated salt production facilities in Kansas and southern Louisiana in roles ranging from process engineer through plant manager, and four years with Cargill Incorporated in vegetable oil processing facility in North Carolina as Refinery Superintendent. Greg has been with the DAQ for over 9 years and currently serves as the Permits Coordinator in the Fayetteville Regional Office.  Greg can be reached at gregory.reeves@ncdenr.gov or 910-433-3373.
CLICK HERE to read Dena Pittman's Bio
ABOUT DENA PITTMAN
Dena Pittman is currently serving as the Permits Coordinator in the DAQ’s Raleigh Regional Office. During her 14 years with the DAQ, Dena has worked as a Permits Engineer in the Raleigh Regional Office. Prior to joining the DAQ, Dena worked for ten years as an environmental consultant in Raleigh. Dena can be reached at dena.pittman@ncdenr.gov or (919) 791-4274.
CLICK HERE to read Kurt Tidd's Bio
ABOUT KURT TIDD
Kurt Tidd is a 1991 graduate from the University of Maine at Orono with a BS in Civil Engineering and a 1985 graduate from Eastern Maine Community College with an AS in Environmental Engineering. He currently is working for DAQ in the Washington Regional Office as an Environmental Engineer.  He came to the DAQ family in 2018 from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, where he worked for 23 years.  While at the Maine DEP, he served as the Section Chief for the Compliance and Enforcement Section of the Division of Licensing and Compliance in the Bureau of Air Quality. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in Maine. Kurt can be reached at kurt.tidd@ncdenr.gov or 252-948-3827.
CLICK HERE to read Linda Willis's Bio
ABOUT LINDA WILLIS
Linda Willis works in the Wilmington Regional Office as an Environmental Engineer II.  Her work experience includes 15 years as a chemist in the chemical manufacturing and hazardous waste industries.  She has 16 years of combined experience with DEQ (10 years in DWQ and 6 years in DAQ).  She has a Bachelor of Science degree (1987) in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and a Master of Science degree (1997) in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University.  Her job duties include compliance inspector, permit engineer, RMP Coordinator, and Safety Coordinator.  Linda can be reached at linda.willis@ncdenr.gov or (910) 796-7235.   

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Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) Handouts

Handout 1 - Overview of NC Department of Environmental Assistance and Customer Services

  • Technical Assistance - Handouts 2, 4, 5 & 6,
  • Recycling and Material Management - Handout 4,
  • Resources and Energy Efficiency - Handout 5,
  • Recognition Programs:  NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) - Handout 2
  • & NC GreenTravel - Handout 3,
  • Recycling Outreach Programs (Recycle Guys, RE3 & Recycle More NC), Handout 4 and
  • NCDEQ Regional Office presence, Handout 6

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Handout 2 - NC Department of Environmental Quality's Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI)

ESI promotes and encourages superior environmental performance in North Carolina. This voluntary program is available at no cost. ESI seeks to reduce the impact on the environment beyond measures required by any permit or rule, producing a better environment, conserving natural resources and resulting in long-term economic benefits. As part of the ESI program, DEACS staff provide technical assistance and advise on strategies to reduce their water and energy usage. ESI members, including businesses and others, are required to institute a performance-based system to achieve their environmental goals

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Handout 3 - North Carolina Green Travel Brochure Version 2

The NC GreenTravel program recognizes tourism-oriented businesses for their accomplishments in environmental stewardship, including energy and water conservation, waste reduction, recycling and other practices that help protect the environment.

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Handout 4 - Recycling and Materials Management

The Recycling and Materials Management Section (RAMMS) promotes recycling programs and helps expand recycling infrastructure. RAMMS works closely with Waste Reduction partners (WRP) to identify and implement waste reduction and recycling efforts by commercial, institutional and industrial generators providing critical material supply to manufacturers, reducing dependence on landfills and saving natural resources.

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Handout 5 - Resource and Energy Efficiency

The Waste Reduction Partners (WRP) team helps organizations (Manufacturers, Businesses, Agriculture, Local governments, K-12 schools & institutions, Non-profits) to improve environmental and energy management through efficiency techniques that save money. The WRP team conducts on-site assessments and provides consulting services to businesses and public facilities throughout North Carolina. Consulting services are confidential and most are provided at no cost to the client. These services are supported through government and utility-sponsored grants

WRP team performs the following onsite assessments

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Use Efficiency
  • Soil Waste Reduction Assessments (Zero Waste)
  • Agricultural Plastics Recycling

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Handout 6 - NCDEQ Regional Office Presence

Environmental Assistance Coordinators are closer to our customers in the department’s seven regional offices and can provide on-site consultation and coordinated permit reviews for proposed projects. Their primary responsibility is to assist businesses, industries, local governments, other institutions, consultants and residents as they seek to identify, understand and comply with the state’s environmental requirements.

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DISCLAIMER: All materials posted on this page are intended for use by those who attended one of the NCMA co-sponsored Online North Carolina Air Quality Compliance Workshops in September 2020. Any errors in the information found on this page cannot be used as a defense for noncompliance with air quality rules. Regulated entities are responsible for compliance regardless the information found here or interpretation of the meaning of these materials. All information is subject to change and correction prior or subsequent to user access.