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February 2013

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Make Plans to Attend MCIC’s Legislative Breakfast on Feb. 28
[Added 02-08-13]   North Carolina News
MCIC Government Affairs Committee Conference Call Every Monday at 11 AM
[Added 02-08-13]   North Carolina News
Bill to Reform Appointments to Boards and Commissions Passes NC Senate
[Added 02-08-13]   North Carolina News
This Week at The North Carolina General Assembly – Feb 4 – 7, 2013
[Added 02-08-13]   North Carolina News
Register Now for MCIC’s 2013 NC Air Quality Compliance Workshop
[Added 02-08-13]   North Carolina News
Duke Energy Seeks Rate Hike for All Customers
[Added 02-05-13]   North Carolina News
DWQ Add Online Stormwater Active Permits Map
[Added 02-05-13]   North Carolina News
General Assembly Takes First Step on Needed Unemployment Insurance Reforms
[Added 02-01-13]   North Carolina News
Posting of OSHA Injury and Illness Summary Required
[Added 02-01-13]   North Carolina News
Duke Energy Will Close 2 Coal Plants Two Years Early
[Added 01-30-13]   North Carolina News
DAQ’s Outside Involvement Committee Will Meet Feb. 19
[Added 01-30-13]   North Carolina News
Check Out NC WasteTrader
[Added 01-30-13]   North Carolina News
Environment 2013: What Are the Emerging Contamination/Waste Issues?
[Added 01-30-13]   National News
Duke Energy Announces Organizational Changes
[Added 01-29-13]   North Carolina News
NC’s Green Energy Policies Could Be Rolled Back
[Added 01-29-13]   North Carolina News
NC Mining & Energy Commission Begins Work on Fracking Rules
[Added 01-29-13]   North Carolina News
MCIC Monthly Committee Meetings for February Moved from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28
[Added 01-25-13]   North Carolina News
MCIC & Trinity Consultants to Host Boiler MACT Seminar Feb. 28
[Added 01-25-13]   North Carolina News
Register Today for MCIC’s Annual Water Quality Compliance Workshop
[Added 01-25-13]   North Carolina News
Environment 2013: What Are the Emerging Water Issues?
[Added 01-25-13]   National News
MCIC Membership Votes to Change Organization’s Name
[Added 01-18-13]   North Carolina News
We Need Your Ideas on "Regulatory Reform" in North Carolina
[Added 01-18-13]   North Carolina News
EPA Finalizes Revisions to Internal Combustion Engine NESHAP/NSPS
[Added 01-16-13]   National News
Court Rejects EPA’s PM2.5 Implementation Rules
[Added 01-16-13]   National News
DAQ's Summary of Key Changes to the Boiler MACT Rule
[Added 01-16-13]   North Carolina News
Special MCIC Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 17
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
MCIC Monthly Committee Meetings Thursday Jan. 17
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
EMC Agrees to Allow Groundwater Standards to Be Less Stringent than MCL
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
New DENR Secretary Announces Leadership Team
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
DENR Secretary Institutes New Mission Statement
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
NC Trial Court Rules Air Emissions May Require Clean Water Act Permit
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
Member to Member: Questions About Environmental & Safety Compliance Audits
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Sue EMC over Coal Ash Pond Decision
[Added 01-11-13]   North Carolina News
US Supreme Court: Transfers within Waterway Do Not Require NPDES Permits
[Added 01-11-13]   National News
Environmental Management Commission Will Meet Jan. 9 and 10
[Added 01-04-13]   North Carolina News
McCrory Names Three Final Cabinet Members
[Added 01-04-13]   North Carolina News
Speaker Tillis Announces House Committee Assignments
[Added 01-04-13]   North Carolina News
Appeals Court Denies Rehearing in Greenhouse Gas Cases
[Added 01-04-13]   National News
EPA Finalizes MACT for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators and Cement Kilns
[Added 01-04-13]   National News

Weeks of Dec. 17 - Dec. 31, 2012

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NCSAB Discovers Mistake in Asbestos Acceptable Ambient Level (AAL)
[Added 12-28-12]   North Carolina News
New DENR Chief Seeks Balance Between Environment and Customers
[Added 12-27-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to Resign
[Added 12-27-12]   National News
Rep. Mitch Gillespie to Become Assistant Secretary of DENR
[Added 12-20-12]   North Carolina News
McCrory Names New Cabinet Members & Staff
[Added 12-20-12]   North Carolina News
Invoices for 2013 MCIC Member Dues Sent
[Added 12-20-12]   North Carolina News
New Member Appointed to Environmental Management Commission
[Added 12-20-12]   North Carolina News
New Report: Replace NC Income Tax With Sales Tax
[Added 12-20-12]   North Carolina News
Newly Named DENR Secretary Skvarla Has An Entrepreneurial Spirit
[Added 12-17-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Finalizes More Stringent Primary PM2.5 Standard
[Added 12-17-12]   National News
EPA to Exercise Broader Discretion on Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers
[Added 12-17-12]   National News

Weeks of Nov. 30 - Dec. 14, 2012

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EPA Expected To Announce Tighten PM2.5 Standard Today
[Added 12-14-12]   National News
McCrory Names John Skvarla New DENR Secretary
[Added 12-14-12]   North Carolina News
Our Thanks and Best Wishes to Paul Dickens of Evergreen Packaging
[Added 12-14-12]   North Carolina News
Looking for Topics for MCIC’s 2013 Water Quality Workshop
[Added 12-14-12]   North Carolina News
Environmentalists Speak Out Against Duke's 20-Year Energy Plan
[Added 12-14-12]   North Carolina News
Environmental Review Commission Meeting Thur. Dec. 13 at 9:30 AM
[Added 12-12-12]   North Carolina News
Questions and Answers About North Carolina E-Verify
[Added 12-12-12]   North Carolina News
Lots of New Faces in the NC Legislature for 2013
[Added 12-10-12]   North Carolina News
EPA to Hold Public Stakeholder Workshop on Arsenic Toxicology Jan. 8-9
[Added 12-10-12]   National News
EPA Awards Two Environmental Justice Grants in NC
[Added 12-10-12]   National News
In New Report DAQ Recommending Six Changes to State’s Air Toxics Rules
[Added 12-07-12]   North Carolina News
Bill Holman Named Director of NC Conservation Fund
[Added 12-07-12]   North Carolina News
Legislative Unemployment Plan Would Impact Both Employers and Unemployed
[Added 12-07-12]   North Carolina News
Who is On DENR’s Transition Advisory Team?
[Added 12-06-12]   North Carolina News
EMC Votes To Leave Groundwater Corrective Action Rules Intact
[Added 12-05-12]   North Carolina News

Weeks of Nov. 5 - Nov. 30, 2012

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MCIC Committee Meetings and Christmas Reception Thursday Dec. 6
[Added 11-28-12]   North Carolina News
Thanks to All for a Successful MCIC Annual Meeting
[Added 11-16-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Announces Council Initiative For 2013
[Added 11-16-12]   North Carolina News
EMC to Decide on Expanding Scope of Groundwater Corrective Action Dec. 3
[Added 11-16-12]   North Carolina News
Should You Be Concerned About Upcoming Guidance on Vapor Intrusion?
[Added 11-16-12]   North Carolina News

Weeks of October 29 - Nov. 2, 2012

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LAST DAY to Return MCIC 2013 Issues Ballots
[Added 11-02-12]   North Carolina News
Environmental Management Commission Will Meet Nov. 7 and 8
[Added 11-02-12]   North Carolina News
DENR’s Robin Smith Announces Retirement
[Added 11-02-12]   North Carolina News
State Mining and Energy Commission to Meet Friday, Nov. 2 in Raleigh
[Added 11-02-12]   North Carolina News
Robert Gruber to Retire From Public Staff of Utilities Commission
[Added 11-02-12]   North Carolina News

Weeks of October 22 - October 26, 2012

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Register for MCIC's 2012 Annual Meeting TODAY
[Added 10-26-12]   North Carolina News
Please Return MCIC 2012 Issues Ballots NEXT WEEK
[Added 10-26-12]   North Carolina News
DAQ’s Laura Booth Passes Away after Long Battle with Cancer
[Added 10-26-12]   North Carolina News
NC GOP State Sen. Don East Dies At Age 67
[Added 10-26-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Approves NC’s TMDL for Mercury
[Added 10-22-12]   North Carolina News

Weeks of October 15 - October 19, 2012

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Bob Slocum Passes Away
[Added 10-19-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Announces Final Agenda for the 2012 Annual Meeting
[Added 10-19-12]   North Carolina News
Your Chance to Determine MCIC’s Priorities for 2013 (Time Sensitive!)
[Added 10-19-12]   North Carolina News
Duke University Study: Coal Ash Toxins Reaching N.C. Lakes, Rivers
[Added 10-19-12]   North Carolina News
Environment Groups Seek Cleanup of Groundwater at NC Coal Ash Sites
[Added 10-19-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes Delay to Near-Road NO2 Monitoring Network
[Added 10-19-12]   National News

Weeks of October 1 - October 12, 2012

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MCIC October 18 Committee Meetings Canceled
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
Your Chance to Determine MCIC’s Priorities for 2013 (Time Sensitive!)
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
Register Today for MCIC’s 2012 Annual Meeting to Save $$: Be Sure You Have a Room
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
DENR Rolls Out Second Phase of Online Permit Tracking System
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Submits Comments on DAQ’s Review of Air Toxics Rules
[Added 10-10-12]   North Carolina News
President Signs E-Manifest Bill
[Added 10-10-12]   National News

Weeks of October 1 - October 12, 2012

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MCIC October 18 Committee Meetings Canceled
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
Your Chance to Determine MCIC’s Priorities for 2013 (Time Sensitive!)
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
Register Today for MCIC’s 2012 Annual Meeting to Save $$: Be Sure You Have a Room
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
DENR Rolls Out Second Phase of Online Permit Tracking System
[Added 10-11-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Submits Comments on DAQ’s Review of Air Toxics Rules
[Added 10-10-12]   North Carolina News
President Signs E-Manifest Bill
[Added 10-10-12]   National News

Weeks of Sept. 24 - Sept. 28, 2012

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Duke Energy CEO: We're Committed To Raleigh Long Term
[Added 09-27-12]   North Carolina News
DAQ Looking at Seven Options to Further Revise Air Toxics Rules
[Added 09-26-12]   North Carolina News
NRC Approves GE-Hitachi’s Wilmington Uranium Enrichment Plant
[Added 09-26-12]   North Carolina News
Appeals Court Skeptical Of EPA PM2.5 Monitoring Exemptions for PSD Permits
[Added 09-26-12]   National News

Weeks of Sept. 17 - Sept. 21, 2012

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N.C. Mining and Energy Commission to Meet on Friday, Sept. 28
[Added 09-21-12]   North Carolina News
Fracking Opponents Keep Up Efforts to Prevent Practice in NC
[Added 09-21-12]   North Carolina News
State Approves Alcoa Sediment Capping Project at Badin Lake
[Added 09-21-12]   North Carolina News
New and Revised Online Resources Available on Combustible Dust
[Added 09-18-12]   National News

Weeks of Sept. 10 - Sept. 14, 2012

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DAQ Returns to MCIC’s Sept. 20 Committee Meeting to Discuss Air Toxics
[Added 09-14-12]   North Carolina News
EMC Agrees to Hear Public Comment on EMC Review of 303d Listing Methodology
[Added 09-14-12]   North Carolina News
Chemical Officials Critical of Federal CATS Program
[Added 09-12-12]   National News
EPA Issues Final Revised MACT Standards for Pulp and Paper Sectors
[Added 09-11-12]   National News

Weeks of Sept. 3 - Sept. 7, 2012

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Environmental Management Commission Will Meet Sept. 12 -13
[Added 09-07-12]   North Carolina News
DAQ Sets Air Toxics Stakeholder Meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 25
[Added 09-07-12]   North Carolina News
Draft 2013 MCIC Issues List Ready For Your Review
[Added 09-07-12]   North Carolina News
Reserve Your Room for MCIC’s 2012 Annual Meeting Nov. 12-13
[Added 09-07-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Sets Dates For 2013 Training Workshops
[Added 09-07-12]   North Carolina News
Environmental Review Commission to Meet Oct. 11
[Added 09-04-12]   North Carolina News
Obama Signs Executive Order Promoting Combine Heat and Power
[Added 09-04-12]   National News

Weeks of August 27 - August 31, 2012

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MCIC Welcomes Two New Business Partners
[Added 08-30-12]   North Carolina News
Perdue Appoints McComas to Chair the State Ports Authority Board
[Added 08-30-12]   North Carolina News
Alcoa Takes New Tack in Fight for NC Dams Permit
[Added 08-29-12]   North Carolina News
Environmentalists Sue NC Turnpike Authority Over Gaston County Toll Road
[Added 08-29-12]   North Carolina News
No Word is Good News on New Hanover Air-Quality Violation
[Added 08-29-12]   North Carolina News
NC Mining and Energy Commission Members Named, Orientation Meeting Scheduled
[Added 08-29-12]   North Carolina News
Interested in The Next Big Thing In Science and Technology?
[Added 08-28-12]   North Carolina News
Chemical Industry Disputes Claim That Security Program is Burdensome
[Added 08-28-12]   National News

Weeks of August 13 - August 24, 2012

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Annual “Issues Meeting” for All MCIC Committees Thurs. Aug. 30 @ 1PM
[Added 08-24-12]   North Carolina News
Reserve Your Room for MCIC’s 2012 Annual Meeting Nov. 12-13
[Added 08-24-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Asks EMC to Review 303d Listing Methodology
[Added 08-24-12]   North Carolina News
Study: Clean Smokestacks Act Offers Health and Financial Benefits, Less Risk
[Added 08-24-12]   North Carolina News
Court Vacates EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
[Added 08-24-12]   National News

Weeks of July 30 - August 10, 2012

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Next DAQ Outside Involvement Committee Meeting August 14
[Added 08-10-12]   North Carolina News
Annual “Issues Meeting” for All MCIC Committees Thurs. Aug. 30: No Meeting Aug. 16
[Added 08-10-12]   North Carolina News
Duke Energy President Brett Carter to Speak at MCIC Annual Meeting Nov. 12-13
[Added 08-10-12]   North Carolina News
LAST CALL: 2012 NC Environmental, Energy, Health and Safety (EEHS)
[Added 08-10-12]   North Carolina News
Federal Court Vacates Part of EPA's Aggregation Test for Clean Air Permits
[Added 08-10-12]   National News

Weeks of July 23 - July 27, 2012

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ALJ Dismisses Some Claims in Appeal of Titan Air Permit
[Added 07-27-12]   North Carolina News
Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry to Speak at MCIC Annual Meeting Nov. 12-13
[Added 07-26-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Delays Final Cooling Water Rule to June 2013
[Added 07-26-12]   National News
Davis Named Director of NC Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources
[Added 07-24-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Delays Utility MACT for New Sources
[Added 07-23-12]   National News

Weeks of July 16 - July 20, 2012

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Annual “Issues Meeting” for All MCIC Committees Thurs. Aug. 30: No Meeting Aug. 16
[Added 07-20-12]   North Carolina News
EMC Postpones Vote on Mercury TMDL
[Added 07-20-12]   North Carolina News
November 12-13 – SAVE the DATE for MCIC Annual Meeting
[Added 07-18-12]   North Carolina News
D.C. Circuit Rejects Industry Challenges to EPA Nitrogen Dioxide Standard
[Added 07-18-12]   National News
Next DAQ Outside Involvement Committee Meeting August 14
[Added 07-17-12]   North Carolina News
Study Documents Large Cut in N.C. Mercury Emissions from Industry, Power Plants
[Added 07-16-12]   North Carolina News

Weeks of July 9 - July 13, 2012

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Register by July 20 for 2012 EEHS School and Save $$
[Added 07-13-12]   North Carolina News
CSB Releases New Safety Video on Inherently Safety Design and Technology
[Added 07-13-12]   National News
EPA Finalizes Amendments to EPCRA Tier I and Tier II Forms
[Added 07-10-12]   National News
North Carolina Enacts Hydraulic Fracturing Law over Governor's Veto
[Added 07-10-12]   North Carolina News

Weeks of June 26 - July 6, 2012

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MCIC to EMC: Revise the Method for Establishing State Groundwater Standards
[Added 07-06-12]   North Carolina News
General Assembly Adjourns 2012 Session
[Added 07-06-12]   North Carolina News
Speaker Thom Tillis Appoints Benne Hutson New EMC Member
[Added 07-06-12]   North Carolina News
Save the Date: Annual CAPCA Fall Meeting Oct. 17-19
[Added 07-06-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Keeping Existing GHG Permit Thresholds in Final Tailoring Rule
[Added 07-06-12]   National News
DC Circuit Affirms EPA GHG Regulations
[Added 07-06-12]   National News

June 2012

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MCIC’s Air Toxics Reform Legislation Passes General Assembly
[Added 06-21-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes to Tighten PM2.5 NAAQS
[Added 06-18-12]   National News
Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Passes NC House
[Added 06-15-12]   North Carolina News
Metals Theft Bill Advances in NC General Assembly
[Added 06-15-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Eyes TSCA as Avenue to Regulate Chemicals
[Added 06-13-12]   National News
Senate Committee Approves NC Air Toxics Reform Bill
[Added 06-08-12]   North Carolina News
NC Senate Approves Fracking Bill
[Added 06-07-12]   North Carolina News
USGS Releases Assessment of NC Oil and Gas Resources
[Added 06-07-12]   North Carolina News
Air Toxics Bill Passes the North Carolina House
[Added 06-01-12]   North Carolina News
NC Toxic-Air Legislation Divide Environmentalists
[Added 06-01-12]   North Carolina News
Editorial: Air Toxic Bill Would Fix Something Far From Broken
[Added 06-01-12]   North Carolina News
Regulatory Reform Act of 2012 Passes NC Senate
[Added 06-01-12]   North Carolina News
Best Practices: Calibration of Torque Wrenches
[Added 06-01-12]   North Carolina News

May 2012

MCIC's Air Toxics Reform Bill Passes First Committee Test: Headed to the House Floor
[Added 05-25-12]   North Carolina News
Does Your Company Operate Its Own Water System?
[Added 05-25-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Forms Ad Hoc Work Group on Air Toxics Reforms for Non-MACT/GACT/112j Sources
[Added 05-25-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Issues Final Rule Revising Wastewater Test Procedures
[Added 05-22-12]   National News
MCIC Air Toxics Reform Bill Introduced May 16
[Added 05-18-12]   North Carolina News
Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Groundwater Rules Set for May 23
[Added 05-18-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes “Uniform” Emission Standards for Chemical and Refining Equipment
[Added 05-18-12]   National News
EPA Seeking Input on Modeling/Monitoring Mix for Implementing New SO2 Standard
[Added 05-18-12]   National News
ERC Endorses Draft State Air Toxics Reform Legislation
[Added 05-04-12]   North Carolina News
Only Charlotte Area Designated As Nonattainment Under 2008 Ozone Standard
[Added 05-02-12]   North Carolina News
DENR Issues Final Report on Hydraulic Fracturing
[Added 05-02-12]   North Carolina News
Appeals Court Upholds State’s Restrictions on Landfill Location
[Added 05-01-12]   North Carolina News
Proposed Statewide Mercury Water/Air Strategy Available for Review and Comment
[Added 05-01-12]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Challenge Titan Cement Air Permit
[Added 05-01-12]   North Carolina News

April 2012

Do NOD’s Need to Be Included in Title V Annual Compliance Certification?
[Added 04-18-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes to Require Electronic Reporting of TSCA Information
[Added 04-16-12]   National News
EPA Updates DENR on Next Steps in Implementing 2012 SO2 NAAQS
[Added 04-16-12]   North Carolina News
MCIC Welcomes New Members: Industrial & Agricultural Chemicals, Glycotech, and McGuireWoods
[Added 04-13-12]   North Carolina News
Division of Water Quality Names Deputy Director
[Added 04-13-12]   North Carolina News
NC Science Advisory Board Will Discuss PFOA at April 25 Meeting
[Added 04-04-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Will Retain Existing Secondary NAAQS for NO2 and SO2
[Added 04-04-12]   National News
FDA Denies Citizen Petition Seeking Ban Of Bisphenol A
[Added 04-04-12]   National News

March 2012

When Do NC Facilities with a 112(j) Permit Need to Comply With the Federal Boiler MACT?
[Added 03-30-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Revises Method for Calculating TPQs under EPCRA Section 302
[Added 03-30-12]   National News
Concern for Environment Voiced At Meeting On ‘Fracking’
[Added 03-28-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes GHGs Limits for New Power Plants
[Added 03-28-12]   National News
Federal Court Strikes Down EPA Retroactive Veto of CWA Dredge-and-Fill Permit
[Added 03-26-12]   National News
ERC Hears Comments on Draft Air Toxics Reform Legislation
[Added 03-23-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Confirms Delayed Compliance Date for NC Facilities with 112(j) Air Permits
[Added 03-23-12]   North Carolina News
DENR Issues Draft Report on Hydraulic Fracturing
[Added 03-23-12]   North Carolina News
DENR Launches Online Permit Tracking System
[Added 03-23-12]   North Carolina News
Supreme Court Says EPA Administrative Orders Subject to Pre-Enforcement Review
[Added 03-23-12]   National News
OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard to Align with GHS
[Added 03-23-12]   National News
OMB Issues Guidance On Cumulative Effects Of Regulations
[Added 03-23-12]   National News
Governor Appoints New Member to EMC to Replace Dr. David Moreau
[Added 03-16-12]   North Carolina News
NC Science Advisory Board Will Discuss PFOA at March 21 Meeting
[Added 03-16-12]   North Carolina News
Federal NAT GAS Act Would Be Bad For North Carolina
[Added 03-13-12]   North Carolina News
North Carolina Submits 2008 Ozone Std. Boundary Recommendations
[Added 03-08-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Finds Charlotte Area Has Attained the 1997 Ozone Standard
[Added 03-08-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposed Mandatory Electronic Reporting of TRI Data
[Added 03-08-12]   National News

February 2012

DAQ Issues Air Permit for Titan Plant
[Added 03-01-12]   North Carolina News
DENR Names New Chief Deputy Secretary
[Added 02-22-12]   North Carolina News
Federal Court Rules on EPA’s Nutrient Rules for Florida
[Added 02-22-12]   National News
New Clean Water Act Section 404 Nationwide General Permits Issued
[Added 02-22-12]   National News
States Sue U.S. EPA to Force Stricter PM Standard
[Added 02-21-12]   National News
Court Dismisses Suit over Obama Decision Scrapping Stricter Ozone Standard
[Added 02-21-12]   National News
EPA Updates Health Risks of Dioxins
[Added 02-21-12]   National News
Perc Is Likely Carcinogen EPA Concludes
[Added 02-17-12]   National News
Can You Answer This Safety Question?
[Added 02-10-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Issues “No Action Assurance” Letter for Boiler MACT CISWI Rules
[Added 02-09-12]   National News
Will You Introduce MCIC to a Company in Your Area?
[Added 02-03-12]   North Carolina News
OSHA Provides New Training Videos On The Proper Use Of Respirators
[Added 02-01-12]   National News

January 2012

NCSAB Gives Final Approval to Recommended Change to AAL for Arsenic
[Added 01-31-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Launches New Online Tool Tracking DMR Data
[Added 01-31-12]   National News
State Audit Critical Of DENR Permit Times
[Added 01-25-12]   North Carolina News
Titan Project Would Cost Millions In Health Care, Report Says
[Added 01-25-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Clarifies Impact of Lifting Stay of Boiler MACT
[Added 01-19-12]   National News
Duke Energy Agrees To Retire Some Coal-Fired Plants
[Added 01-18-12]   North Carolina News
EMC Reverse ALJ Ruling That Air Emissions Do Not Require NPDES Permit
[Added 01-13-12]   North Carolina News
EPA Released First Web-Based Map Of Largest GHG Emitters in 2010
[Added 01-13-12]   National News
Court Vacates Stays of Boiler MACT and Incinerator Rules
[Added 01-11-12]   National News
NC Towns Look To Head Off 'Fracking'
[Added 01-06-12]   North Carolina News
Court Delays EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
[Added 01-03-12]   National News

December 2011

EPA Announces Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) For Power Plants
[Added 12-21-11]   National News
Labor Board Backs Speedier Union Votes
[Added 12-21-11]   National News
EPA Approves Three Hydrocarbons Refrigerants to Replace CFCs and HCFCs
[Added 12-21-11]   National News
NC Receives National Recognition for Legal Reform Legislation
[Added 12-21-11]   North Carolina News
Buyers of NC Wind Power Lacking
[Added 12-15-11]   North Carolina News
NC Dept of Labor Outlines Timetable for New E-Verify Program
[Added 12-14-11]   North Carolina News
North Carolina’s Injury and Illness Rate Remains at Historic Low
[Added 12-14-11]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Make Deal in Duke Energy Merger Hearing
[Added 12-09-11]   North Carolina News
Summary of EPA’s Proposed Amendments to Boiler MACT/GACT and CISWI Rules
[Added 12-09-11]   National News
EPA Plans to Re-Establish Internet Access to Portion of RMP Database
[Added 12-08-11]   National News
Understanding RCRA’s Recycling Exemption Regulations
[Added 12-06-11]   National News
Environmental Groups and US Wildlife Authorities Fight Wind Farm
[Added 12-06-11]   North Carolina News
Catawba Water Grab Feared
[Added 12-06-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Set To Publish Non-Confidential GHG Data
[Added 12-02-11]   National News
Conditional Claims of Confidentiality Will No Longer Protect Documents Submitted to DAQ
[Added 12-01-11]   North Carolina News
OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for PSM Covered Chemical Facilities
[Added 12-01-11]   National News
EPA Issues Corrections and Clarifications to Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules
[Added 12-01-11]   National News

November 2011

NC Ranked Most Favorable Regulatory Environment for Business
[Added 11-29-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes First Changes to UST Regulations Since 1988
[Added 11-29-11]   National News
EPA Mistakenly Lifted Administrative Stay for Reporting Methyl Mercaptan
[Added 11-08-11]   National News
EMC to Decide Dispute over DAQ Confidentiality Determination
[Added 11-04-11]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Call for Stronger Titan Cement Air Permit
[Added 11-01-11]   North Carolina News

October 2011

EPA Proposes Changes to the NSPS Review Process
[Added 10-24-11]   National News
Study: NC Business Has More Friends In The Legislature
[Added 10-21-11]   North Carolina News
OSHA Says Hazcom Rule Does Not Preempt Failure-to-Warn Lawsuits
[Added 10-21-11]   National News
Outside Review NC’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Programs to Take Place Beginning Oct. 24
[Added 10-20-11]   North Carolina News
EPA to Clarify U.S. Rules on Biomass Used in Boilers
[Added 10-20-11]   National News
MCIC President Addresses Fall Meeting of CAPCA
[Added 10-19-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Removes TRI Exemption for Reporting of Hydrogen Sulfide
[Added 10-18-11]   National News
DAQ Background Information on NC Air Toxic Program Available
[Added 10-18-11]   North Carolina News
Responsible Reform of NC Air Toxics Program Needed, MCIC Tells Legislative Committee
[Added 10-14-11]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Sue Over Obama Decision on Ozone NAAQS
[Added 10-14-11]   National News
New Hanover Collects Air Data for Potential EPA Sanction Appeal
[Added 10-06-11]   North Carolina News
Update on DWQ’s Position on Statewide Mercury Limits
[Added 10-05-11]   North Carolina News
DENR Submits Tier Enforcement Policy and Report to NC General Assembly
[Added 10-04-11]   North Carolina News

September 2011

Trichloroethylene Carcinogenic to Humans EPA Says
[Added 09-29-11]   North Carolina News
Proposed Titan Plant Draws Strong Opinions at Public Hearing
[Added 09-28-11]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Jump into Debate over Repeal of NC Air Toxics
[Added 09-28-11]   North Carolina News
OSHA Publishes Guidance on Application of PSM Standard to Mixtures
[Added 09-27-11]   National News
EPA Issues Guidance Memo on Implementation of Ozone NAAQS
[Added 09-23-11]   North Carolina News
DWM Publishes HB 45 Risk Based Remediation Guidance
[Added 09-23-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes Redesignation of Hickory Area to Attainment for PM2.5
[Added 09-23-11]   North Carolina News
Draft 2012 MCIC Issues List Ready For Your Review
[Added 09-16-11]   North Carolina News
MCIC Welcomes Ajinomoto as Its Newest Member
[Added 09-02-11]   North Carolina News
MCIC Member Raised Question about Meeting Tank SPCC Requirements
[Added 09-02-11]   North Carolina News
Rare Fish Slows Duke Energy's Hydro Licensing
[Added 09-02-11]   North Carolina News

August 2011

State Seeking Your Input on Amendment to NC Groundwater Standard
[Added 08-26-11]   North Carolina News
DAQ to Assist Operators of Small Boilers with New Federal Air Requirements
[Added 08-26-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Defers Deadline to Report Factors Used to Calculate GHG Emissions
[Added 08-26-11]   National News
Appeals Court Rules Whole Trees are Biomass Resource under NC Law
[Added 08-05-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Releases Final TSCA Data Reporting Rule
[Added 08-05-11]   National News

July 2011

MCIC Joins In Letter to White House Opposing New Ozone Standard
[Added 07-29-11]   North Carolina News
2011 Legislation of Importance to North Carolina Manufacturers
[Added 07-22-11]   North Carolina News
NC Senate Overrides Six Vetoes Including Regulatory Reform Bill
[Added 07-15-11]   North Carolina News
Progress on MCIC’s “Tiered Enforcement” Initiative
[Added 07-15-11]   North Carolina News
Duke Energy Seeks 15% Rate Hike
[Added 07-08-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Provides Biomass Facilities a 3-Year Reprieve From GHG-Emission Limits
[Added 07-08-11]   National News
EPA Proposes to Narrow Exclusions under Definition of Solid Waste Rule
[Added 07-08-11]   National News
EPA Issues Replacement CAIR Rule Renamed CSARP
[Added 07-08-11]   National News
New Legislative Appointments to Environmental Management Commission (EMC)
[Added 07-01-11]   North Carolina News
Tort Reform, Workers’ Comp Bills Become Law; Gov. Vetoes Medical Malpractice Bill
[Added 07-01-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Announces Timeline for Reconsideration of Boiler MACT
[Added 07-01-11]   National News

June 2011

Governor Signs MCIC Risk Bill Into Law
[Added 06-24-11]   North Carolina News
2011 Legislative Session Ends With “Victories” For NC Business Community
[Added 06-24-11]   North Carolina News
NC Attorney General, TVA Seek Court Approval of Air Pollution Settlement
[Added 06-24-11]   North Carolina News
US Supreme Court Overrules Climate Change Nuisance Claims
[Added 06-24-11]   National News
The NLRB Proposes Radical Labor Rule Regarding Union Elections
[Added 06-24-11]   National News
MCIC’s Risk Bill Approved by the Senate and Sent to the Governor
[Added 06-13-11]   North Carolina News
NC Submits Boundary Recommendations for SO2 In Wilmington Area
[Added 06-13-11]   North Carolina News
Administration Lists Formaldehyde as Carcinogen
[Added 06-13-11]   National News
MCIC Provides DAQ with Members’ Input on Tiered Enforcement Matrix
[Added 06-03-11]   North Carolina News
Greenhouse Gas Petition Filed With EMC
[Added 06-03-11]   North Carolina News
Computer Equipment and TVs Banned from North Carolina Landfills after July 1
[Added 06-03-11]   North Carolina News
North Carolina Moves Closer to Fracking
[Added 06-03-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Specifies What GHG Data Will Be Confidential
[Added 06-03-11]   National News

May 2011

EPA Puts Boiler MACT and CISWI Rules on Hold during Reconsideration
[Added 05-20-11]   National News
Matthews NC Medical Waste Incinerator Shut Down
[Added 05-20-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Suspends Data-Submission Period For TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Rule
[Added 05-20-11]   National News
Last Call: Member Input Needed on DAQ’s Proposed Tiered Enforcement Matrix
[Added 05-06-11]   North Carolina News
Changes to Funding Of New Nuclear Plants In NC Put Off For Now
[Added 05-06-11]   North Carolina News
Wilmington Area Officials Meet With EPA Over Sulfur Dioxide Standards
[Added 05-06-11]   North Carolina News
North Carolina Unhappy with EPA’s Using Air Modeling to Determine Attainment
[Added 05-06-11]   North Carolina News
EPA, Corps Release Proposed Guidance to Clarify Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
[Added 05-06-11]   National News

April 2011

Will Your Company Support Workers Comp Reform?
[Added 04-29-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes Changes to EPCRA 302 Notifications for Nonreactive Solids
[Added 04-29-11]   National News
MCIC Welcomes Two New Members: Silar, LLC and Surtronics, Inc
[Added 04-15-11]   North Carolina News
High Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Could Lead To Stronger Restrictions
[Added 04-15-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Settlement with TVA Ends NC’s Nuisance Suit
[Added 04-15-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Publishes Continuous Release Reporting Forms
[Added 04-15-11]   National News
EPA Mulls New Reporting Requirements For Diisocyanates
[Added 04-15-11]   National News
MCIC President Quoted in National Environmental Publication on Reg Reform Bill
[Added 04-01-11]   North Carolina News
EMC Rejects DOI Position on Visibility Impact
[Added 04-01-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes Cooling Water Intake Rule
[Added 04-01-11]   National News

March 2011

Duke, Progress Energy Stand by Plans to Expand Nuclear Power
[Added 03-18-11]   North Carolina News
Summary of EPA’s Final Boiler MACT Rules Available to MCIC Members
[Added 03-18-11]   National News
EMC Committee Rejects Petition for Amendment of UST Secondary Containment Standards
[Added 03-11-11]   North Carolina News
North Carolina Issues Forklift Hazard Alert
[Added 03-04-11]   North Carolina News
OSHA Issues PPE Enforcement Guidance
[Added 03-04-11]   National News

February 2011

EPA Issues Final Boiler MACT
[Added 02-25-11]   National News
EPA Releases New CAA Section 112(r) Guidance
[Added 02-25-11]   National News
North Carolina Appeals TVA Emissions Ruling
[Added 02-11-11]   North Carolina News
Governor Announces Regulatory Review Results
[Added 02-11-11]   North Carolina News
CSB Releases New Safety Video on Hazards of Gas Releases
[Added 02-11-11]   National News
Governor Issues Executive Order Implementing State’s GHG Tailoring Rule
[Added 02-04-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes to Retain Standard for Carbon Monoxide
[Added 02-04-11]   National News
OSHA Temporarily Withdraws Proposed Column for Reporting MSD
[Added 02-04-11]   National News

January 2011

MCIC Welcomes New Member – DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
[Added 01-28-11]   North Carolina News
This Week at the North Carolina General Assembly
[Added 01-28-11]   North Carolina News
DWQ Asking For Voluntary Implementation of New Land Application Requirements
[Added 01-21-11]   North Carolina News
MCIC Is Now on Facebook
[Added 01-21-11]   North Carolina News
OSHA Withdraws Proposed Reinterpretation of Noise Standard
[Added 01-21-11]   National News
EPA Releases Web-Based & Electronically Fillable Versions of TRI Reports
[
Added 01-21-11]   National News
EPA Grants Greenhouse-Gas Rule Exemption for Biomass
[Added 01-14-11]   National News
Judge Says Titan's Air Quality Permit Application Can Proceed
[Added 01-07-11]   North Carolina News
Annual NC Water Use Reporting Reminder
[Added 01-07-11]   North Carolina News
NC-SC Water Dispute Settled
[
Added 01-07-11]   North Carolina News
EPA Requires Testing of 19 Widely Used Chemicals
[Added 01-07-11]   National News
EPA to Issue Standards for GHG Emissions from Power Plants and Refineries
[Added 01-07-11]   National News

December 2010

DWQ Agrees To Drop Controversial “Pass Through” Language
[Added 12-10-10]   North Carolina News
State Launches Webpage Devoted To Compact Fluorescent Light Recycling
[Added 12-10-10]   North Carolina News
EPA Adds RCRA Guidance Documents To Web Site
[Added 12-10-10]   National News
Court Allows EPA's Regulation of Greenhouse Gases to Proceed
[Added 12-17-10]   National News
EPA Removes Saccharin from Hazardous Substances Listings
[Added 12-17-10]   National News
Residual Risk Rule Proposed for Furniture Manufacturers
[Added 12-17-10]   National News
MCIC Submits Four Regulatory Reform Proposals to Governor
[Added 12-03-10]   North Carolina News
DWQ Revokes Certification for Alcoa Power Generating Inc.
[Added 12-03-10]   North Carolina News
New Environment/Green Economy Policy Analyst Joining Governor’s Staff
[Added 12-03-10]   North Carolina News
EPA Adds 16 Chemicals to TRI List
[Added 12-03-10]   National News

November 2010

Our Members Speak Out
[Added 11-19-10]   North Carolina News
Titan America Declines Taxpayer Incentives
[Added 11-12-10]   North Carolina News
Environmental Groups Appeal Utility’s Plan to Burn Whole Trees
[Added 11-12-10]   North Carolina News
EPA Issues BACT Guidelines for States' GHG Permitting
[Added 11-12-10]   National News
MCIC’s Safety Committee Will Meet This Wednesday, November 10
[Added 11-05-10]   North Carolina News
MCIC PAC Supports Winners
[Added 11-05-10]   North Carolina News
POTWs Fight New Water Quality Standards
[Added 11-05-10]   North Carolina News

October 2010

Gov. Perdue Issues Executive Order to Improve Rulemaking
[Added 10-22-10]   North Carolina News
Members Set MCIC’s Initiatives For 2011
[Added 10-15-10]   North Carolina News
On Its Way to You: 2010 North Carolina Industry Energy Survey
[Added 10-15-10]   North Carolina News

September 2010

MCIC Partnering with SECEAC On Energy Survey
[Added 09-24-10]   North Carolina News
DAQ Issues Visibility Guidance
[Added 09-24-10]   North Carolina News
Former DENR Head Ross Rejoins Law Firm
[Added 09-10-10]   North Carolina News
Electronic GHG Reporting Tool Training Available
[Added 09-10-10]   National News

August 2010

MCIC Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Boiler MACT Rule
[Added 08-20-10]   North Carolina News
Duke Energy to Drop Wind Project
[Added 08-20-10]   North Carolina News
EPA Issues Final Standards for Industrial Gas-Fired Engines
[Added 08-20-10]   National News
EPA Proposes Changes to TSCA Reporting
[Added 08-13-10]   National News
EPA Issues Final NESHAP & NSPS for Cement Kilns
[Added 08-13-10]   National News
NFPA to Prohibit Indoor Purging of Gas Pipes
[Added 08-13-10]   National News
MCIC Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed NHSM Rule
[Added 08-06-10]   North Carolina News
EPA Proposes Approval of Extension of Ozone Attainment Date for the Charlotte Area
[Added 08-06-10]   National News
EPA Proposes Amendment to Compliance Date for SPCC Plans
[Added 08-06-10]   National News

July 2010

MCIC Welcomes Newest Member – Carus Corporation
[Added 07-30-10]   North Carolina News
MCIC Welcomes New Business Partner – Solutions-IES
[Added 07-30-10]   North Carolina News
Appeals Court Reverses TVA Air Emissions Ruling in North Carolina Case
[Added 07-30-10]   North Carolina News
North Carolina Has Poured $7.7 Million into Losing TVA Case
[Added 07-30-10]   North Carolina News
Final 2010 Legislative Bill Report
[Added 07-16-10]   North Carolina News
DAQ’s Heavy Duty Vehicle Idling Rule Now in Effect
[Added 07-16-10]   North Carolina News
Air Rules Awaiting Legislative Review Became Effective July 10
[Added 07-16-10]   North Carolina News
Tom Percival Sworn In as New EMC Member
[Added 07-16-10]   North Carolina News
Duke, Opponents Square Off Over Wood Fuel For Plant
[Added 07-16-10]   North Carolina News
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