Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Water Resources (DWR)
DENR Division of Coastal Management (DCM)
Coastal Resources Commission (CRC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Wilmington District Office Norfolk District Office Huntington District Office Nashville District Office
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina has developed regulations to administer the Clean Water Act's (CWA) dredge and fill permit program for wetlands. The dredge and fill permit program requires a permit for excavation and filling projects in certain watershed areas. The guidelines used by North Carolina in reviewing certification applications are the same as the federal guidelines used by the Corps. North Carolina water certification rules include provisions for ...