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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         Learn About the Divisions

Click on the Map for your Regional Office Contact Info.

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



Environmentally Speaking Blog

Find DEQ's views on environmental issues, updates on important topics, and other items of interest as they happen.

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Need Environmental Assistance?

For general questions about the environment, regulations and other topics, give us a call at 1-877-623-6748.

Report Environmental Emergency

If you have an environmental emergency, don’t hesitate to call right away, toll-free at 1-800-858-0368.