This webpage contains links to North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) rules used by the Division of Water Resources. The webpage also contains a link to North Carolina General Statutes. The Office of Administrative Hearings and N.C. General Assembly is responsible for maintaining the official NCAC and the official General Statutes websites, respectively. In addition, this webpage contains ways for the public to stay informed concerning the division's rule-making activities.

NCAC Title 15A Environmental Quality

Chapter 1 - Departmental Rules 

Subchapter 01C  Conformity with North Carolina Environmental Policy Act

Chapter 2 - Environmental Management

Subchapter 02A  Organization of Environmental Management Commission

Subchapter 02B  Surface Water and Wetland Standards

Subchapter 02C  Well Construction Standards

Subchapter 02E  Water Use Registration and Allocation

Subchapter 02G Water Pollution Control System Operating Rules

Subchapter 02H  Procedures for Permit: Approvals

Subchapter 02I   Hearings

Subchapter 02J  Civil Penalties

Subchapter 02L Groundwater Classification and Standards

Subchapter 02T Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters

Subchapter 02U Reclaimed Waters

Chapter 8 - Water Pollution Control System Operation Certification Commission

Subchapter 08F Certification of Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems

Subchapter 08G Water Pollution Control System Operators Rules

Chapter 18 - Environmental Health

Subchapter 18A  Sanitation

Subchapter 18C Water Supplies

Subchapter 18D  Rules Governing Water Treatment Facility Operators

Previous Versions of Rules

Subchapter 02B, Sections, .0100 and .0200 -- Effective through October 31, 2019

Helpful Links

North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

North Carolina General Assembly