The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) may announce as early as Friday its certification of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), under provisions of Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act, according to reports that surfaced Wednesday and Thursday (see article below in In the News). Last year NC DEQ delayed its consideration of permitting the ACP due to the absence or insufficiency of needed information. As recently as January 4, the agency disapproved ACP’s erosion and sediment control application. Permits for air pollution and stormwater are also still pending.
North Carolina Poised to Grant 401-Certification to ACP