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State to hold last of two public meetings on draft Animal Feeding Operations General Permits

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a meeting on three general permits for animal operations on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Statesville Civic Center in Statesville, NC at 6 p.m. Doors open and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The three permits are the Swine General Permit, the Cattle General Permit, and the Wet Poultry General Permit. The first meeting was held on Feb. 19 in Kenansville, NC.

Nearly all North Carolina swine farms, as well as wet poultry and cattle, are subject to the requirements of their respective state general permits. Comments obtained through the comment period and meetings will inform the final permit language.

The comment period will last until March 4, 2019, and public comments may be submitted several ways:

In person at the meetings listed below
Via email:
Swine General Permit: SwinePermit.Comments@ncdenr.gov

Wet Poultry Permit: WetPoultryPermit.Comments@ncdenr.gov

Cattle Permit: CattlePermit.Comments@ncdenr.gov

By mail: 

Animal Feeding Operations Program
NC Division of Water Resources
1636 Mail Service Center Raleigh
NC 27699-1636

The draft permits, examples of annual reports, and related fact sheets and information are available for review on the DEQ website at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-quality-regional-operations/afo.

WHEN:           February 26, 2019 at 6 p.m. (Registration begins at 5:30)
WHERE:         Statesville Civic Center
300 S. Center St.
Statesville, NC

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