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DAQ's Air Emissions Estimates from Potential Shale Gas Activities in North Carolina - Presented to the Environmental Standards Committee of the Mining and Energy Commission, May 15, 2015

DAQ's Air Quality Impact Estimates from a Potential Shale Gas Emissions Scenario - Presented to the Environmental Standards Committee of the Mining and Energy Commission, May 15, 2015

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Comments on these documents may be submitted electronically by August 31, 2015 to: Daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov
Please type "Shale Gas Study" in the subject line.

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has adopted by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for the Oil and Gas Sector.

DAQ's October 17, 2014, presentation (.ppt) to the Mining and Energy Commission's Petition Evaluation Committee.

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is collecting baseline ambient air quality data in the area where shale gas development and production activities are most likely to occur. The baseline monitoring is being conducted as outlined in the project plan below.

Additional Background information on shale gas in North Carolina: