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Environmental Management Commission - May 7 GWC

Environmental Management Commission

 
MEETING AGENDA
GROUNDWATER COMMITTEE
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
 
May 7, 2014
3:00 PM
Archdale Building - Ground Floor Hearing Room
 
 
I. Preliminary Matters
 
1. Call to Order and Notice of NCGS § 138A-15 ……...………………………………….........……………………......... ……...………………………………….........……………………Chairman Martin
 
General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chairman inquire as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the EMC Groundwater Committee. If so, please state at this time. 
 
2. Approval of minutes from March 12, 2014 (attached)
 
II.  Action Items:
 
1. Request to Proceed to EMC for permission to proceed to public notice on proposed changes to underground storage tank rules 15A NCAC 02N .0304 and 15A NCAC 02N .0904 based on legislative amendments in SL 2011-394 and SL 2013-413 (GWC may request a “30-day waiver” to proceed to the EMC the next day)(Ruth Strauss-DWM)
 
Session Law (SL) 2011-394 [Sections 11.4(c), 11.6(a), 11.6(b) and 11.7(a)] directed the EMC to adopt several changes to rules (15A NCAC 02N) governing UST systems. SL 2011-394 stated that the rule changes must be substantively identical to the provisions of the Act.  SL 2013-413, Section 36 clarified the universe of USTs subject to the rule change directed by SL 2011-394, Section 11.6(a). The GWC may request a “30 day waiver” to proceed to the EMC on May 8th, 2014. (Attachments: Summary of Proposed Revisions, Draft Rules 15A NCAC 02N .0304 and 02N .0904, SL 2011-394 and 2013-413, Fiscal Note - Proposed Changes to UST Rules 15A NCAC 02N)
 
2. Request to Proceed to EMC for permission to proceed to public notice on proposed changes to underground storage tank rule 15A NCAC 02N .0903 based on legislative amendments in SL 2011-394 (GWC may request a “30-day waiver” to proceed to the EMC the next day)
(Ruth Strauss-DWM)
 
Session Law (SL) 2011-394 [Sections 11.4(c), 11.6(a), 11.6(b) and 11.7(a)] directed the EMC to adopt several changes to rules (15A NCAC 02N) governing UST systems. SL 2011-394 stated that the rule changes must be substantively identical to the provisions of the Act. The GWC may request a “30 day waiver” to proceed to the EMC on May 8th, 2014. (Attachments: Summary of Proposed Revisions, Draft Rule 15A NCAC 02N .0903, SL 2011-394 and Fiscal Note - Proposed Changes to UST Rules 15A NCAC 02N)
 
III.Information Items:
 
1. Overview of the DWM UST Section Programs (Art Barnhardt-DWM)
 
Overview of the Underground Storage Tank Program: Origins of the Program; 3 Branch Structure of the Section and the Distribution of Programmatic Responsibilities; Accomplishments
 
IV. Closing Remarks.....................................…………………….……………………….......................…………………….…………………………………………….………Chairman Martin
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