Permitting Contacts

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 I Asheville 919-707-3616
VACANT Environmental Specialist II   919-707-3619
Derek Denard Environmental Specialist I Mooresville 919-707-3618
Sydney Carpenter Environmental Specialist I Raleigh 919-707-3712
Emily Phillips 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 II 919-707-3644
Julia Byrd Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3707
Amirhossein (Amir) Rezaei Adaryani Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3704
David Hill Environmental Specialist II 919-707-3612

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.

Michael Montebello Supervisor 919-707-3624 Municipal NPDES Permitting, Pretreatment, Collection Systems
VACANT Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3625

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

Kristin Litzenberger Environmental Specialist I 919-707-3699 Pretreatment Oversight: Collection Systems
Keyes McGee Pretreatment Coordinator 919-707-3626 Pretreatment Oversight
VACANT Pretreatment Coordinator 919-707-3627 Pretreatment Oversight
Diana Yitbarek Environmental Engineer II 919-707-9130 Municipal NPDES Permitting and Pretreatment
VACANT Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3609 Municipal NPDES Permitting
Cassidy Kurtz Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3613 Municipal NPDES Permitting
VACANT Environmental Engineer    
Gary Perlmutter Environmental Specialist II 919-707-3611 Municipal NPDES Permitting

NPDES Permitting Administrative Assistant:

Wren Thedford:  919-707-3601

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