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

Stephanie Goss

(919) 703-6371 Manage 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch
Sheri Montalvo
Administrative Assistant
(919) 707-3635 Database entry & maintenance of all DWR projects, process all application fees, serve as administrative liaison for general public & internal DENR staff contacts
Sue Homewood
Senior Branch Coordinator
(919) 707-3679 Serve as a senior technical & training coordinator for 401 Certification, Riparian Buffer Protection, & Mitigation programs; develop training, guidance, & program processes; assist local governments implementing delegated or designated buffer protection programs; serve as staff liaison & technical support specialist for Regional Offices & general public 
401/Buffer Coordinator
  Coordinate 401 Water Quality Certification Program & Riparian Buffer Program;  review 401 applications, review buffer major variance applications & present to the EMC; serve as staff liaison with Regional Offices & general public
Chonticha McDaniel
401 Stormwater Engineer
(919) 707-3634 Technical review of stormwater management plans submitted with 401, Buffer & Isolated Wetland Permit applications; Technical review of applications for 401s associated with hydropower projects
Stream/Wetland Mitigation Coordinator
  Coordinate Stream & Wetland Mitigation Program
Katie Merritt
Nutrient Offset & Buffer Banking Coordinator
(919) 707-3637 Coordinate Nutrient Offset & Riparian Buffer Mitigation Banking Program
Blake Hartshorn
Mitigation Specialist 
(919) 707-3684 Review nutrient offset and riparian buffer mitigation projects, perform stream call determinations, assist with reviews for DMS stream and wetland mitigation projects
Shelton Sullivan
Compliance Assistance Specialist
(919) 707-3636 Provide technical support to DWR regional offices, local governments, federal & state government agencies, the general public, & other stakeholders on 401 & Buffer regulations including compliance & enforcement activities
Niki Maher
Compliance & Technical Assistance Specialist
(919) 707-3633 Provide technical support; compliance & enforcement activities; mitigation sales documentation compliance; manage branch website, maps, & databases; coordinate Stream ID (SWITC) Courses