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Orange County Commission for the Environment

Meeting Agenda

April 9, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Southern Human Services Center

2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

A complete copy of the agenda is available for viewing online.  A complete agenda may also be accessed at the DEAPR Office located in the Environment and Agricultural Center 306-A Revere Road, Hillsborough, NC M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


I. Call to Order

II. Additions or Changes to Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from March 12, 2012 as submitted. Attachment 1

IV.  CFE Rules of Procedure

In February the BOCC adopted a new policy requiring all advisory boards to amend their rules of procedure (or bylaws) to conform to a more standard model. Staff has prepared a draft new set of procedures for CFE consideration and adoption. Attachment 2


V.  Draft DENR Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

Staff will provide an overview of the draft report by NCDENR on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction and the potential for this activity in Piedmont NC.  Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 5, Attachment 6

VI. Updates and Information Items

  • CFE response to BOCC memo re CFE Work Plan 2011-12 Attachment 7
  • Draft 303d list of impaired waters in Orange County Attachment 8
  • Photo Contest: The Nature of Orange County Attachment 9 to be provided at meeting
  • A Contemporary Land Ethic meeting (Duke University, March 22)

VII.  Committee Meetings

The committees will meet to discuss ongoing projects

VIII.  Adjournment


Next meeting: May 14, 2012 - Hillsborough, NC