Permitting Contacts

NPDES Permitting Program Staff

Branch Chief:    Michael Montebello  919-707-3624

Bob Sledge, Environmental Specialist II, NPDES Program, 919-807-6398

Anjali Orlando, Environmental Specialist II, NPDES Program, 919-707-3622

Wren Thedford, Administrative Assistant, NPDES Program, 919-791-4200

Cynthia Demery, Administrative Assistant, NPDES Program, 919-707-3621

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 and Washington 919-707-3619
Sydney Deuterman Environmental Specialist II Raleigh 919-707-3712
VACANT Environmental Specialist II



Joe Corporon Environmental Specialist I Winston-Salem 919-707-3617
Kate Shadwell Environmental Specialist I   919-707-3613
Andrew Friedman-Herring Environmental Specialist I   919-707-9000
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 919-707-3606
Min Xiao, P.E. Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3644
Fenton Brown, Jr.  Environmental Engineer II 919-707-3612
Amirhossein (Amir) Rezaei Adaryani Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3704
Derek Denard Environmental Program Consultant 919-707-3618
Ori Tuvia Environmental Engineer II 704-235-2190

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
VACANT 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 
Zac Lentz Environmental Engineer  919-707-3907  
Andrew Girgis Environmental Engineer  919-707-9000  
Dale Crisp Environmental Engineer 919-707-3603  
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  919-809-3573 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