The North Carolina Division of Air Quality on October 10 opened a public comment period for a minor source air quality permit for the proposed Northampton Compressor Station, which would serve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). If the permit is approved, it will regulate operation of air emissions sources and air cleaning devices. The agency’s announcement also said that it will hold a public hearing on the draft permit at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at in Garysburg, N.C.
Commencement of the air permit consideration follows last week’s release by another division of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality of a letter of disapproval of the ACP’s erosion and sediment plan for the North Carolina portion of the project. This news was communicated to the ABRA mailing list in a special email alert last Friday, October 6.