401 & Buffer Permitting Contacts

Staff Contact Information

Mailing Address:    1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Physical Location:  512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27604, Archdale Building - 9th floor

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Name, Title


Primary Responsibilities

Paul Wojoski

(919) 707-9015 Manage 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch
Erin Davis
Stream/Wetland Mitigation Coordinator
(919) 707-3632 Coordinate Stream and Wetland Mitigation Program
Niki Maher
Compliance Assistance Specialist
(919) 707-3633 Technical support; Compliance & enforcement activities; Mitigation sales documentation compliance; Branch website, maps, & databases; Coordinate Stream ID (SWITC) Courses
Chonticha McDaniel
401 Stormwater Engineer
(919) 707-3634 Technical review of stormwater management plans submitted with 401, Buffer and Isolated Wetland Permit applications; Technical review of applications for 401s associated with hydropower projects
Katie Merritt
Nutrient Offset & Buffer Banking Coordinator
(919) 707-3637 Coordinate Nutrient Offset and Riparian Buffer Mitigation Banking Program

Sheri Montalvo
Administrative Assistant

(919) 707-3635 Database entry and maintenance of all DWR projects, process all application fees, serve as administrative liaison for general public and internal DENR staff contacts
Shelton Sullivan
Compliance Assistance Specialist
(919) 707-3636 Provide technical support to DWR regional offices, local governments, federal and state government agencies, the general public, and other stakeholders
Rick Trone
401/Buffer Coordinator
(919) 707-3631 Coordinate 401 Water Quality Certification Program and Riparian Buffer Program;  review 401 applications, review buffer major variance applications and present to the EMC;  staff liaison with Regional Offices and general public
VACANT Stream/Wetland Mitigation Specialist         (919) 707-3684 Review Mitigation Bank and NC Division of Mitigations Services (DMS) stream and wetland mitigation projects