Permitting Contacts

NPDES Permitting Program Staff

Branch Chief:    Michael Montebello  919-707-3624

NPDES Branch Support Staff
Kristin Litzenberger              Environmental Program Consultant             919-707-3699                      
Bob Sledge Environmental Specialist II 919-807-6398                     
Anjali Orlando Environmental Specialist II 919-707-3622
Wren Thedford Administrative Specialist 919-791-4200
Cynthia Demery Administrative Specialist 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.

VACANT Supervisor All Regions 919-707-3615
Charles Weaver Environmental Specialist II Asheville 919-707-3616
Joe Corporon, P.G. Environmental Specialist I Mooresville 919-707-3617
Siying (Sylvia) Chen Environmental Specialist II Washington 919-707-3619
Sydney Deuterman Environmental Specialist II Raleigh 919-707-3712
Kate Shadwell Environmental Specialist I



Caroline Robinson Environmental Specialist I Winston-Salem 919-707-3617
Sara Bassett Environmental Specialist I   919-707-3600
Andrew Friedman-Herring Environmental Specialist I   919-707-3610
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.

NAME TITLE PHONE                                        
Doug Dowden Supervisor 919-707-3605    
Amirhossein (Amir) Rezaei Adaryani Environmental Engineer I 919-707-3704
Fenton Brown, Jr.  Environmental Engineer II 919-707-3612
Sergei Chernikov, Ph.D.  Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3606
Derek Denard Environmental Program Consultant 919-707-3618
Ori Tuvia Environmental Engineer II 704-235-2190
VACANT Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3644

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
Octavio Henriquez Environmental Engineer 919-707-3662 Pretreatment Coordinator
Kristin Litzenberger Environmental Program Consultant  919-707-3699 Municipal NPDES Special Projects
Keyes McGee Environmental Engineer II 919-707-3626 Pretreatment Oversight
Al Woodall Environmental Engineer  919-707-3608 Pretreatment Coordinator 
Zac Lentz, P.E. Environmental Engineer II 919-707-3620 Collection Systems and NPDES
Andrew Girgis Environmental Engineer  919-707-3604 Collection Systems and NPDES
Dale Crisp, P.E. Environmental Engineer 919-707-3603 Collection Systems and NPDES
Nick Coco, P.E. Environmental Engineer III 919-707-3609 Municipal NPDES Permitting
Gary Perlmutter, M.Sc. Environmental Specialist II 919-707-3611 Municipal NPDES Permitting
Matthew Nevills Environmental Specialist  919-809-3573 NPDES Technical Support
Teresa Rodriguez Environmental Engineer 919-707-9000 Municipal NPDES Permitting

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