EMC Meeting October 2018

EMC to meet October 9th & 10th, 2018

The Environmental Management Commission (EMC) committees will meet October 9th followed by the full EMC on October 10th. The EMC generally meets on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, but Hurricane Florence caused cancellation of the September meetings.
EMC meetings are streamed live for those who cannot attend.
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ODOR CONTROL RULE CHANGES: The Air Quality Committee (AQC) will hear a presentation from NCDEQ Air Quality Staff requesting permission to proceed to the full EMC for public comment and hearing on readoption of Group 4 Rules. This rule set includes changes to 15A NCAC 2D, Section .1800 - Control of Odors (link to Rule Changes. See Section .1800 on page 4).

TEMPORARY RULES ON CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM LOG FUMIGATION: A request to proceed to Full EMC for public comment and hearing on a temporary rule to control Methyl Bromide emissions has been postponed until the November EMC AQC agenda.

EMC MEETING • 9:00 AM, October 10th
RULES REVIEW FOR HEARINGS AND CIVIL PENALTIES: NCDEQ will request approval of the periodic review of of 15A NCAC 02I (Hearings) and 15A NCAC 02J (Civil Penalties) for submission to the Rules Review Commission (RRC). NCDEQ will propose re-categorization of rule 02I .0504 based on comments received about procedures governing petitions to rulemaking and procedures for declaratory rulings. These comments will also be considered during the readoption process.

2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON BASINWIDE WATER MANAGEMENT PLANNING: The Division of Water Resouces will request approval from the EMC to send the 2018 Annual Report on Basinwide Water Management Planning to the General Assembly's Environmental Review Commission (ERC). This report is due to the ERC by November 1 of each year. The 2018 report indicates that DWR's Intensive Survey Branch has completed a study of Jordan Lake and begun a study of Falls Lake to identify emerging contaminants (PFAS, PFOA, PFOS, 1,4-Dioxane, and Bromide) in the lakes and surrounding watersheds. The Jordan Lake study will be available by the end of 2018. The Falls Lake study will be completed in the Spring, 2019.