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North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Water Resources (DWR) Water Quality Section Aquatic Toxicology Unit (ATU)
DEQ DWR Laboratory Section
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health (DPH) State Laboratory of Public Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina generally follows the federal effluent toxicity monitoring requirements. See the national section BIOASSAYS/BIOMONITORING for the federal rules on biological monitoring and reporting.
The state requires that toxicity monitoring and testing for compliance with drinking water and state water quality standards be conducted by a state-certified laboratory. North Carolina has developed a laboratory certification program, ...