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34185
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In December, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission adopted minimum rules for classification and protection of surface water supplies, as mandated by the Water Supply Watershed Protection Act passed in 1989. The commission must next reclassify all water supply watersheds in the state, and develop ordinances for local governments.
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34193
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At its May 9 meeting, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission approved holding public hearings on the proposed classifications of water supply watersheds across the state. The classification determines the kinds of protective measures that must be put into place by local governments with jurisdiction in the watershed. The public hearing process gives citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed classification.
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34195
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Legislation ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly in July postpones the date by which the Environmental Management Commission must reclassify water supply watersheds and the date by which local governments must submit local water supply ordinances. A summary of the changes is provided in this article.
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34172
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The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission voted to proceed with public hearings on water supply watershed protection regulations. This article provides a summary and table of the main features of the draft watershed protection regulations and classifications.
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34200
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The North Carolina Environmental Commission voted to send to public hearing proposed special designations for water bodies across the state. Proposed watershed protection classifications include Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW), Shellfishing/Outstanding Resource Waters (SA-ORW), or High Quality Waters (HQW).
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34212
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At its October 8 meeting, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission voted unanimously to deny a request from environmental groups for a Declaratory Ruling on the validity of the modified water supply watershed protection rules adopted in February 1992. The commission affirmed that the rules were developed and adopted in accordance with procedures required by the Administrative Procedure Act.
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34226
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At its March meeting, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission denied a request from the Town of Boiling Springs to reclassify a portion of Sandy Run Creek in Cleveland and Rutherford counties for water supply. It was the first time the commission has denied a request for reclassification to water supply purposes.
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34315
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In August, President Clinton designated Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell counties as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The goal of this designation is to preserve the character of the river, including its free-flowing state. Wilson Creek has been called a whitewater boater’s dream and premier paddling destination.
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34356
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Sherry MacQueen, the new source water protection coordinator in the North Carolina Public Water Supply Section, discusses the condition of all public drinking water sources and local partnerships to protect streams, reservoirs, and wells that supply public drinking water systems. MacQueen also discusses assessments of risk to drinking water sources and the state’s Water Supply Watershed Protection program.