Titan Cement http://whqr.org en NHC to Host Public Hearing on Special Use Permits http://whqr.org/post/nhc-host-public-hearing-special-use-permits <p>Tonight, New Hanover County’s planning department is holding a public hearing about some newly-proposed changes to the special use permit.&nbsp;</p><p>At a November work session, the planning department offered a draft that would require applicants to address their long-range impact on the community and environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The latest changes are meant to clarify requirements, but some are saying the new language also stands to modify them.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:31:35 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48699 at http://whqr.org NHC to Host Public Hearing on Special Use Permits New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-moves-amend-special-use-permit-requirements <p>Significant changes could be underway for manufacturers seeking permits to operate or expand in New Hanover County. At a work session this morning, the planning and inspections department presented an amendment to the county’s industrial zoning ordinance that would require new companies, such as Titan Cement, to present burden of proof when filing for special use permits to operate. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:48:37 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45536 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements Stop Titan is Dealt a Blow, but Organizers Say the Fight Goes On http://whqr.org/post/stop-titan-dealt-blow-organizers-say-fight-goes <p></p><p>Now that Titan America has a revised air quality permit in hand, the company can take up to eighteen months to begin construction of a cement plant in New Hanover County.&nbsp; Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:58:18 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 42832 at http://whqr.org Stop Titan is Dealt a Blow, but Organizers Say the Fight Goes On DAQ Considering Only Public Comments that Speak to Legality of Titan Cement Permit http://whqr.org/post/daq-considering-only-public-comments-speak-legality-titan-cement-permit <p>More than 70 Cape Fear citizens spoke out about cement manufacturer Titan America’s requested extension on its proposed Castle Hayne plant at Monday night’s public hearing. The state <a href="http://ncair.org/">Division of Air Quality</a>, or DAQ, reports that so far, it has received about 800 additional written comments. However, the DAQ will only be able to consider public input addressing the technical aspects of the permit request.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:11:22 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 41073 at http://whqr.org DAQ Considering Only Public Comments that Speak to Legality of Titan Cement Permit Pro- and anti-Titan activists mobilizing supporters for public hearing on air quality permit http://whqr.org/post/pro-and-anti-titan-activists-mobilizing-supporters-public-hearing-air-quality-permit <p></p><p>Supporters of a Titan Cement plant and Stop Titan activists are mobilizing their troops to speak out at a public hearing Monday night.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:14:36 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 40822 at http://whqr.org Pro- and anti-Titan activists mobilizing supporters for public hearing on air quality permit DAQ to hold public hearing on Titan's request to modify air quality permit http://whqr.org/post/daq-hold-public-hearing-titans-request-modify-air-quality-permit <p></p><p>An air quality permit is at the center of a challenge to Titan America’s plans to build and operate a cement plant in New Hanover County.&nbsp; Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:11:04 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 38951 at http://whqr.org DAQ to hold public hearing on Titan's request to modify air quality permit Titan Cement plant would bring jobs, environmentally-friendly business, says Carolinas Cement GM http://whqr.org/post/titan-cement-plant-would-bring-jobs-environmentally-friendly-business-says-carolinas-cement-gm <p></p><p></p><p>Titan America could break ground on a cement plant in Castle Hayne as early as 2015.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 28427 at http://whqr.org Titan Cement plant would bring jobs, environmentally-friendly business, says Carolinas Cement GM Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study http://whqr.org/post/cement-plant-wont-create-many-jobs-first-forecast-says-new-study <p></p><p>A Titan Cement plant would bring about 48 jobs to New Hanover County – not the 720 originally quoted by an earlier economic impact study.&nbsp; <font face="Verdana" size="4"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">That’s according to a new analysis paid for by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, an environmental advocacy group. </span></font> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:59:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 27934 at http://whqr.org Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study As EPA considers looser regulations on cement kilns, some locals worry about implications for Titan http://whqr.org/post/epa-considers-looser-regulations-cement-kilns-some-locals-worry-about-implications-titan <p>Just as environmental groups expected to see stricter requirements for emissions from cement plants, the Environmental Protection Agency is now considering a proposal to relax the rules.&nbsp; Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:36:59 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 22483 at http://whqr.org As EPA considers looser regulations on cement kilns, some locals worry about implications for Titan Judge dismisses portions of suit appealing Titan's air quality permit http://whqr.org/post/judge-dismisses-portions-suit-appealing-titans-air-quality-permit <p>Titan Cement achieved a small victory earlier this week in its quest to construct and operate a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:34:42 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 21222 at http://whqr.org Judge dismisses portions of suit appealing Titan's air quality permit