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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Environmental Assistance and Customer Service - SEPA - NC State Environmental Policy Act

Environmental Assistance and Customer Service

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Lyn Hardison
SEPA Environmental Coordinator
252-948-3842

Lyn Hardison, DENR's SEPA Coordinator with questions or to receive a printed version of the Guidance for Preparing SEPA Documents and Addressing Secondary and Cumulative Impacts.

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General Information

This section provides a general overview of SEPA and when it applies; assistance in defining a detrimental environmental effect; and guidance in environmental document preparation.

Review Process

This section provides a step-by-step outline of the different steps involved in review of the environmental document required for SEPA.

Review Process Charts

These flowcharts provide a step-by-step outline of the different steps involved in review of the environmental document required for SEPA as well as the DENR Internal Review Process.

Atlas of Freshwater Mussels and Endangered Species

This Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program of the Wildlife Resources Commission has developed the North Carolina Atlas of Freshwater Mussels and Endangered Freshwater Fish. This atlas provides detailed information on the freshwater mussels and endangered fish in our state and provides management recommendations to help reduce the impacts on sensitive aquatic habitats.

Data Search on Rare Species, Significant and Natural Areas

The N.C. Natural Heritage Program (NC NHP) is part of the Office of Conservation, Planning and Community Affairs within the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The NC NHP has developed an on-line data search on rare species, natural communities, significant natural areas and land managed for conservation and other information. You may also submit an information request about a specific site, if you are not familiar with using the on-line data search.

Laws and Regulations

The list below provides links to SEPA laws, regulations and environmental document preparation guidance.

Division of Water Resources

This is a link to additional SEPA information that the Division of Water Resources, Water Quality Programs has developed.

State Clearing House

This is a link to the Department of Administration's office that coordinates the review of environmental documents among all of the involved state departments.

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