Industrial Permitting Branch

The NPDES Industrial Permitting Branch is responsible for Industrial major National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System wastewater permitting and providing NPDES programmatic support including:  Level B modeling; CORMIX /dilution model reviews; review and issuance of municipal Authorization to Construct permits (ATCs); and NPDES program implementation guidance.   

Please Note: This branch covers industrial direct discharge permits to waters. Information for Industrial Stormwater Permitting can be found here.

Duke Energy NPDES Permits

Authorization to Construct Permits (AtoCs)

Application Forms & Documents 


NPDES Industrial Permitting Staff

Doug Dowden Supervisor 919-707-3605
Fenton Brown, Jr.  Environmental Engineer II 919-707-3612
Sergei Chernikov, Ph.D. Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3606
Davis Conners Environmental Program Consultant- PFAS   
Derek Denard Environmental Program Consultant 919-707-3618
Ori Tuvia Environmental Engineer III 707-235-2190
Elaine Wild Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3644