Environment

Being environmentally aware isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s good for business. Proactive environmental permitting and planning by the GTP means:

  • Less out-of-pocket permitting expense for tenants
  • Shorter permitting timelines
  • Less staff time spent on permitting issues
  • Shorter construction timelines
  • Clean, solar energy available to some facilities
  • Future development can impact up to 871 acres of wetlands

To date, the GTP has invested over $12 million in environmental mitigation and stewardship with an eye toward streamlining business operations for our tenants.

PERMITS & PLANS


  • Completion of Environmental Impact Statement in 1997
  • Received Section 404 permit and 401 Water Quality Certification within a 5,775 acre-permit zone
  • Detailed wetland mitigation plan in place to cover environmental impacts
  • Completed a comprehensive storm water master plan
  • Issued draft MS4 permit for the Kinston Regional Jetport and TransPark tenants
  • Wildlife Hazards Plan, public involvement and education program
  • 250,000 kwh solar array installed atop the Spirit AeroSystems Composite Center of Excellence - with additional plans for solar energy use being considered

RESTORING & PRESERVING


  • Wetland Mitigation Plan covers more than 4,600 acres
  • Preservation of Stonyton Creek Conservation Area: Planting 100,000 trees and removing 2,855 tons of debris and contaminants from 365 acres of floodplain wetlands
  • Preservation of Frog Hollow: 1,000 acres of hardwood wetlands in the Neuse River floodplain
  • Restoration of Dover Bay, an ecologically significant feature of the region: Removed 10 miles of ditches and roads, planted 150,000 trees and built weirs to regulate water flow

PROACTIVE PLANNING

The Global TransPark has dedicated resources to the prevention of stormwater runoff into waterways. On March 1, 2011, the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority (NCGTP) began operating under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number NCS000516. This permit is effective March 1, 2011 through February 28, 2016. Under this permit the NCGTP is authorized to discharge stormwater from the storm sewer system to receiving waters (i.e., Wheat Swamp, Stonyton Creek, Briery Run, and Gum Swamp Drainage Basins) in the Neuse River Basin.

As part of the requirements of the permit, a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) has been prepared to control, limit and monitor stormwater discharge. The NCGTP is also required to prepare an Annual Report to document the progress in implementation of the Stormwater Management Plan and compliance with other permit requirements. The Annual Report is submitted to the NC Division of Water Quality by June 1 of each year.

NCGTP Stormwater Annual Report 2012
NCGTP Stormwater Annual Report 2013
NCGTP Stormwater Annual Report 2014

Reporting


  • For information on reporting stormwater pollution problems and concerns at the NCGTP call the NCDOT Customer Service Office at 1-877-DOT-4YOU (8:00AM - 5:30PM) or visit NCDOT Stormwater Reporting.
  • To report Illicit Connections and Illegal Dumping (ICID) within the NCGTP or NCDOT maintained roadsides please download and submit the ICID Form per instructions.
  • To report erosion and sedimentation problems at the NCGTP, contact the “Stop Mud” Hotline at 1-866-STOPMUD or visit the NC Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources Erosion and Sedimentation Program.
  • To report emergencies such as spills, contact the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) at 1-800-858-0368 (24-hour emergency response number) or visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) page on Reporting Spills and Environmental Violations.

Resources

For more information on stormwater pollution visit the following links:

For more information on stormwater control devices visit Example Stormwater Control Devices



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The Global TransPark has taken a proactive stance on environmental permitting and compliance and has over 800 wetland mitigation credits to use for future development at the park