Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Water Resources Water Quality Permitting Section Wastewater Branch
DENR Division of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, including a state pretreatment program.
North Carolina's pretreatment standards are generally the same as the federal standards. There are, however, a number of differences for submitting pretreatment programs for approval, revision, and withdrawal, and the reporting requirements for control authorities publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) with approved pretreatment programs. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS for more information about the federal requirements, including new streamlining ...