The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection provides public notice before issuing certain air quality permits such as Significant Title V Modifications. These notices are also mailed to persons on the Department’s mailing list. Contact Peter Lloyd to sign up for this list. The public notices allow at least 30 days for public comment on the draft permits. If significant comments are received or the Director determines that the public interest will be served, a public hearing will be held on the draft permit.

Other public notices, such as Board Meetings and code modifications, not directly related to particular permit issuances, are also posted on this website during the comment period associated with the notices.

Permit-related public notices issued by the Department are available on this webpage for viewing or downloading.

The status of proposed Title V permits is available during the public comment period on the U.S. EPA's website for North Carolina Proposed Title V Permits.

Hybrid Public Meeting and Hearing Participation Procedures

The Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is conducting in-person public meetings and hearings with an option to join virtually. Members of the public may attend these meetings in-person or online using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or by telephone. If you wish to speak at a public meeting or hearing, you must notify this Office when you arrive or when you register if joining virtually. The hearing officer may limit the length of oral presentations if necessary to accommodate all persons wishing to comment. Any person providing oral comments for a public hearing is requested to submit a written statement for inclusion in the record of the proceedings.

Anyone wishing to attend a meeting virtually must register by phone, 336-703-2440 or email Valerie Shores to receive instructions for joining the meeting. Persons registering by phone will receive a call-in number to use at the time of the meeting. Persons registering by email will receive a MS Teams link as well as the alternative call-in number.

Date Notice
12-2-2022 Public Notice Notice is hereby given by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection of final issuance of an air quality permit to Classic Packaging Company , Pfafftown, NC.
9-26-2022 Public Notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is providing public notice of an opportunity for the public review and comment on a draft Title V air quality permit for Ardagh Metal Packaging USA Corp. This facility has applied for renewal of its Title V Air Quality operation permit. The draft permit meets the Title V requirements as specified in FCAQTC Section 3Q-0500.
9-2-2022 Public Notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is providing public notice of an opportunity for the public review and comment on a draft Title V air quality permit for Classic Packaging Company. This facility and has requested a limitation to avoid the applicability of Major New Source Review preconstruction permitting. This facility has also applied for renewal of its Title V Air Quality operation permit. The draft permit meets the Title V requirements as specified in FCAQTC Section 3Q-0500.
4-26-2022 Public Notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection Advisory Board will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday April 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing is to receive public comments on a proposed change to the Forsyth County portion of the State Implementation Plan and proposed modifications, to Chapter 3 of the Forsyth County Air Quality Control Code. The proposed changes to the North Carolina SIP and rule amendments address the Environmental Protection Agency's finding of substantial inadequacy with respect to the treatment of excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM).
1-18-2022 Public Notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection Advisory Board will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 10:00 am. The hearing is to receive public comments on proposed modifications, to Chapter 3 of the Forsyth County Air Quality Control Code. The proposed modifications address startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM), VOC work practice standards, and Title V permit fees.
9-2-2021 Hearing Notice is hereby given by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection of final issuance of air quality permits to Ardagh Metal Packaging N. A., Winston-Salem, NC and Ingredion Incorporated, Winston-Salem Plant, Winston-Salem, NC.
6-14-2021 Public Notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is providing public notice of an opportunity for the public review and comment on a draft Title V air quality permit for Ardagh Metal Beverage USA, Inc. This facility had applied for a significant modification of its Title V Air Quality operation permit and has requested a limitation to avoid the applicability of Major New Source Review preconstruction permitting. The draft permit meets the Title V requirements as specified in FCAQTC Section 3Q-0500.
2020 Public Notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is pleased to present its Five Year Air Quality Monitoring Assessment for review and comment. The U.S. EPA requires accredited State and Local monitoring agencies to conduct an assessment of their air quality monitoring network every five years. This assessment reviews changes in Forsyth County (population, demographics, traffic, meteorology, etc.) and the adequacy of the County's monitoring network for establishing the area's compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In addition, the monitoring network is established to assure timely air quality information that may impact Forsyth County residents. The public is invited to comment on Forsyth County's Air Quality Monitoring Assessment via email to Minor Barnette, Director of the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection at barnetwm@forsyth.cc no later than July 5, 2020.
8-19-2020 public notice The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is providing public notice of an opportunity for the public review and comment on a draft air quality permit for Ingredion Incorporated, Winston-Salem Plant. This facility has applied for renewal of its Title Air Quality operation permit. The draft permit meets the Title V requirements as specified in Forsyth County Air Quality Control Ordinance and Technical Code 3Q .0500.

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