North Carolina will issue a public notice for the intent to issue a draft Air Quality permit for Titan Cement, according to Mike Giles, of the North Carolina Coastal Federation.
Giles said this move will prompt the public hearing process which generally lasts 30 days. However, the Coastal Federation is asking the governor to extend that public comment period to 60 days, due to the controversy surrounding the plans for the factory.
Titan America proposed to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne in 2008 but plans have met with opposition. Following the public comment period, the Division of Air Quality will decide if it will issue a Air Quality permit.