Homepage Get the Facts What you need to know about how to prepare and respond Learn More Report an Algal Bloom Report a suspected algae bloom to DEQ through an online submission form, which includes reporting any dead fish observed. Submit Report Please help now The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund is now accepting contributions for Hurricane Isaias damage. Donate Here Coal Ash Excavation DEQ has secured the largest coal ash excavation in the nation’s history. More than 80 million tons of coal ash will be excavated in North Carolina. Learn More GenX Investigation Find out the latest on the state investigation, including the consent order signed on February 25, 2019, regarding the release of an unregulated chemical known as GenX and its impacts on surrounding and downstream communities. Learn More Energy and Climate Learn more about what the state is doing to ensure a sustainable energy future for all North Carolinians. Learn more Stay informed, get the latest news and notices from DEQ. Sign-Up for NCDEQ Press Releases here Click on the Map for your Regional Office Contact Info. Text Version Interactive Map Red: Asheville Regional Office Orange: Mooresville Regional Office Brown: Winston-Salem Regional Office Purple: Raleigh Regional Office Light Blue: Fayetteville Regional Office Green: Wilmington Regional Office Blue: Washington Regional Office COVID-19 Update Based on the current guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Quality has adjusted operations to protect the health and safety of the staff and public. Many employees are working remotely or on staggered shifts. To accommodate these staffing changes, all DEQ office locations are limiting public access to appointments only. Please check with the appropriate staff before visiting our offices, as we may be able to handle your requests by phone or email. We appreciate your patience as we continue to serve the public during this challenging time. Contact Us What We Do The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. Learn More About the Department Division of Air Quality Division of Marine Fisheries Division of Waste Management Division of Water Resources All Divisions DEQ News Environmental Education Our Office of Environmental Education promotes education programs and resources and equips educators with the skills to improve environmental literacy, stewardship of natural resources and environmental justice in North Carolina. DEQ North Carolina Community Mapping System DEQ’s Community Mapping System provides communities, businesses and officials with location specific data to inform planning decisions and discussions. Quick Links Colonial Pipeline Coal Ash GenX Well Testing Emerging Compounds Request Public Records Regulations and Enforcement DEQ Commissions Information about the Environmental Management, Coastal Resources, Marine Fisheries, and other DEQ commissions. Public Notices & Hearings Find out about DEQ public notices and hearings. Contact Us Find contact information for DEQ staff. DEQ News Stay informed and sign-up to get the latest news and notices from DEQ. Environmentally Speaking Blog Find DEQ's views on environmental issues, updates on important topics, and other items of interest as they happen. Visit the Blog Need Environmental Assistance? 1-877-623-6748 For general questions about the environment, regulations and other topics, give us a call at 1-877-623-6748. Report Environmental Emergency 1-800-858-0368 If you have an environmental emergency, don’t hesitate to call right away, toll-free at 1-800-858-0368.