Public Participation Plan and Language Access Plan

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) strives to conduct the people’s business in an open and transparent way. To achieve this goal, the Department and its staff must be aware of and sensitive to the changing diversity of the State’s population, and culture, as well as the needs of communities across the State when developing and implementing public participation, outreach, and engagement programs. The Public Participation Plan and Limited English Proficiency Language Access Plan are intended to be living documents that address the department’s ongoing efforts to engage in public participation and also guide DEQ’s efforts to continue presenting clear and easy-to-consume information to all stakeholders.

Public Participation Plan (August 2023 Update) 

Limited English Proficiency Language Access Plan