Permitting Contacts

NPDES Permitting Program Staff

Branch Chief:    Michael Montebello  919-707-3624

Administrative Assistant:   Wren Thedford  919-707-3601

NPDES Compliance and Expedited Permitting Staff

Minor permitting, general permits, and enforcement. Each specialist below covers permit compliance issues in the designated DWR region. If you are not sure which regional office provides coverage for your facility, please see the DWR Regional Office Map.

John Hennessy Supervisor All Regions 919-707-3615
Charles Weaver Environmental Specialist II Asheville 919-707-3616
Siying (Sylvia) Chen Environmental Specialist II Mooresville 919-707-3619
Sydney Carpenter Environmental Specialist II Raleigh 919-707-3712
VACANT Environmental Specialist I Washington 919-707-3621
Emily Richards Environmental Specialist II



Joe Corporon Environmental Specialist I Winston-Salem 919-707-3617
Bradley Bennett Environmental Specialist   919-707-3629
Kent Wiggins Environmental Specialist   919-707-3610

NPDES Industrial Permitting Staff

Industrial major/minor permitting, special technical issues, Level B modeling, CORMIX/dilution model evaluations, and Authorization to Construct (ATC) permits.

Doug Dowden Supervisor 919-707-3605    
Sergei Chernikov

Environmental Engineer III

Min Xiao, P.E. Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3644
Fenton Brown, Jr.  Environmental Engineer II  
Amirhossein (Amir) Rezaei Adaryani Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3704
Derek Denard Environmental Program Consultant 919-707-3618
Ori Tuvia Environmental Engineer II  

NPDES Municipal Permitting Staff

Municipal major/minor permitting, pretreatment, and collection systems which includes overseeing the implementation of state-approved pretreatment programs, responsible for the various permitting programs for wastewater collection systems, oversees wastewater collection construction, operation, maintenance, and enforcement.

Supervisor VACANT  919-707-3624 Municipal NPDES Permitting, Pretreatment, Collection Systems
Charlie Miller, P.E. Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3627

Collection System Permitting, Sewer Extension Permitting, Fast Track Permitting Oversight, Delegated Programs

Kristin Litzenberger Environmental Program Consultant  919-707-3699 Municipal NPDES 
Keyes McGee Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3626 Pretreatment Oversight
Al Woodall Environmental Engineer  919-707-3608 Pretreatment Coordinator 
Diana Yitbarek Environmental Engineer II 919-707-9130 Municipal NPDES Permitting 
Marquan Martin Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3613 Pretreatment Coordinator
Nick Coco Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3609 Municipal NPDES Permitting
Gary Perlmutter Environmental Specialist II 919-707-3611 Municipal NPDES Permitting
Matthew Nevills Environmental Specialist    NPDES Technical Support

Mailing Address:

Division of Water Resources
Water Quality Permitting Section - NPDES
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617

Physical Address:

Archdale Building - 9th Floor
512 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27604