MEDIA ADVISORY: State invites public comment on early draft of swine waste management permit

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The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality invites the public to comment on the first draft of the state’s draft swine waste management system general permit (AWG100000). Comments will be accepted on this version of the permit until December 21, 2018, which will inform the next draft of the permit.

Nearly all North Carolina hog farms are required to comply with the terms and conditions of the general permit, which is renewed every five years. Feedback obtained will be considered along with input from a recent stakeholder meeting to assist environmental regulators in preparing a final draft permit. The next draft of the permit will be posted online for stakeholder and public review early in 2019.  

Comments may be submitted by email to: [email protected]. Please be sure to include “Swine General Permit” in the email’s subject line. Public comments may also be submitted by mail to: DWR Animal Operations, Attn: Swine General Permit, 1636 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1636.

A copy of the latest draft swine general permit is available for review on the Department of Environmental Quality’s website at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-quality-regional-operations/afo.

For assistance with obtaining a printed copy of the draft permit, please call 919-707-9141.