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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

Staff Contacts ♦ Public Notices ♦ Survey - How are we doing?

PCN Form ♦ Stream ID ♦ General Certifications ♦ Stormwater Management ♦ Compensatory Mitigation ♦ Avoidance & Minimization ♦ Cumulative Impacts ♦ 401 Factsheet ♦ BMP Reviewer Certification Program ♦ Project Files (electronic documents) ♦ Application Tracker ♦ Find your HUC (map) ♦ Find a Surface Water Classification (map)

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/Permit ♦ More... 

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 Questions ♦ Stream Determinations ♦ More... 

Statutes and Rules

Read the statutes and rules that govern our streams and wetlands. 
Section 401 CWA ♦ 401 Water Quality Certification Rules ♦ More... 

Guides and Manuals

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

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