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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: