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Orange County Commission for the Environment

Meeting Agenda

May 14, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Environment and Agricultural Center

306 Revere Road Hillsborough, 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 April 9, 2012 as submitted. Attachment 1

IV.  Hydrilla in the Eno River

Staff will discuss problems associated with a noxious invasive aquatic plant (Hydrilla verticcilata) present in the Eno River, and current efforts to address those problems.  Attachment 2, Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 5


V.  Update on Hydraulic Fracturing

Staff will provide an overview of the final NCDENR report on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction and the potential for this activity to occur in Piedmont NC. Attachment 6, Attachment 7, Attachment 8, Attachment 9

To view the report to the NC General Assembly from the Legislative Research Commission's Committee on Energy Policy Issues see:

VI. Updates and Information Items

VII.  Committee Meetings

The standing committees will meet (as needed) to discuss ongoing tasks

VIII.  Adjournment

Next meeting: June 11, 2012 - Chapel Hill, NC