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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 303, Jan/Feb 1997
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The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is reassessing its regulation of groundwater and surface water withdrawals in Capacity Use Area #1, a multicounty area centered around Beaufort County. The Division is conducting an aquifer framework analysis and modeling groundwater flow in the Castle Hayne Aquifer as a basis for reviewing future groundwater withdrawal permit applications and assessing whether continued regulation of withdrawals in the area is necessary.
On December 12, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission approved holding public hearings on rules that will make permanent changes in the way soil and groundwater contamination from underground petroleum storage tanks must be assessed and cleaned up. The proposed rules require all sites to undergo risk assessment and establishes conditions under which cleanup will be required.