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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Water Quality - 401 Certification and Isolated Permitting

Water Quality

401 & Buffer Permitting Unit

401 Water Quality Certifications and Isolated Wetlands/Water Permitting

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Certifications and Permits

Learn about how to apply for a water quality certification or isolated wetlands/waters permit, general certifications, compensatory mitigation and stormwater management.  
Frequently Asked QuestionsApplying for a Certification/PermitMore...

Express Review

Wetlands and Streams

Learn about our state's water resources including streams and wetlands, how to obtain stream determinations and more.  
Frequently Asked QuestionsStream Determinations More...

Statutes and Rules

Read the statutes and rules that govern our streams and wetlands. 
Section 401 CWA401 Water Quality Certification RulesMore...

Guides and Manuals

Read our guides and manuals that have been developed for streams, lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. 
Streams, Lakes and ReservoirsWetlands More...

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