Classifications & Standards

The Classifications, Standards & Rules Review Branch is responsible for developing and assisting with the interpretation and implementation of the state's surface water and groundwater quality standards and surface water body classifications such as Water Supply (WS), High-Quality Waters (HQW), and others. It provides support for DWR rulemaking and to the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) and the EMC's Water Quality and Groundwater Committees. Staff members also represent the Department on a variety of state and national workgroups.

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Main telephone: 919-707-9000 (or use direct numbers below)

FAX: 919-807-6497

Name Title Telephone Email
Jeff Manning Branch Chief 919-707-3676

Tonya Godwin

Office Assistant IV 919-707-3674
Julie Ventaloro Economist 919-707-9117
Peter Johnston

Environmental Technician, Classifications, Standards, Rules Review

Adriene Weaver Classifications, WQC Coordinator, Rules Review 919-707-3692
Elizabeth Kountis Reclassifications Coordinator, Rules Review 919-707-3685
  State Water Quality Standards Coordinator, Rules Review 877-623-6748  
Bridget Flaherty Shelton Groundwater Water Quality Standards Coordinator, Rules Review 919-707-9022
Christopher Ventaloro Water Quality Standards Co-Coordinator, Rules Review 919-707-9016
Susie Meadows Water Quality Standards Specialist 919-707-9033
Mailing address: 1611 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1611
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