Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources Work for DEQ DEQ is looking for top talent to share their knowledge, skills, and commitment to a strong, safe environment for our state and beyond. See all current job openings! Energy Program The Energy Group is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. Learn More Stormwater Program The Stormwater Permitting Program develops, plans and implements statewide stormwater control policies, strategies and rules to protect surface waters of NC from the impacts of stormwater pollutants and runoff. Learn More Erosion & Sediment Control Mission: To allow development within our state while preventing pollution by sedimentation. Learn More Onshore Wind Energy Program DEQ oversees the permitting of construction, operation and expansion activities for onshore commercial wind energy operations. Learn More What We Do The Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources seeks to promote the wise use and protection of North Carolina's land and geologic resources. The division regulates and provides technical assistance related to mining, dams, sediment and erosion control and stormwater management. Learn More About The Division NC Geological Survey Energy, Mineral, & Land Dam Safety Energy, Mineral, & Land Stormwater Energy, Mineral, & Land Erosion and Sediment Control Energy, mineral, & Land Oil and Gas Energy, Mineral, & Land Mining Energy, mineral, & Land Onshore Wind Energy, Mineral & Land Contact Us DEMLR staff contacts. Upcoming Events Find upcoming DEQ events. Publications Find DEMLR manuals, reports, training and other publications. Commissions Learn about commissions that govern DEMLR programs.