Requesting Public Records DEQ is committed to transparency and providing access to public documents for citizens, organizations and media. To request a record, simply send your request to the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the related division. If you aren’t sure which division holds the records you are interested in, any of the PIOs can help direct your request to the appropriate division. DEQ does its best to fulfill records requests in the order they are received. Please include as much specific information as possible (dates, addresses, specific keywords, permit numbers, etc) to help expedite your request. Please allow additional time for large requests or requests that require additional review. We will provide electronic copies when possible, however, in some cases a physical file review may be necessary. An appointment is required for physical file review. In most cases, there is no fee for public records. Under North Carolina public records law, DEQ is required to redact certain personal or confidential information. DEQ will make every effort to fulfill requests as promptly as possible. Many public records are already available online. DEQ's ArcGIS resources, like the Community Mapping System, include links to permits and associated documents for most regulated facilities. Online Documents Air Quality Public Records Search Search for Permits and Compliance Documents related to the Division of Air Quality. DEMLR Stormwater Documents Online library for the Division of Energy, Mineral, Land and Resources documents. Division of Water Infrastructure Documents Find environmental documents prepared for projects funded through the CWSRF and DWSRF programs. Division of Waste Management Documents Search our Laserfiche database for documents related to our Division of Waste Management. Division of Water Resources Documents Search our Laserfiche database for documents related to our Division of Water Resources. ArGIS Tools Community Mapping System Tool The community mapping system to increase local outreach and public participation. Division of Waste Management Site Locator Tool Search for sites managed, regulated and inventoried by the division. DAQ ArcGIS Tool Find information regarding facilities regulated by the Division of Air Quality. Environmental Application Tracker The Environmental Application Tracker allows applicants & the public to check the status of pending environmental applications. Division of Water Resources' Map Locator Access to the most commonly-searched water resource location and data information.