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20130927Organizational_Structure_-_Kathy_Stecker,_NCDENRDivision of Water Resources  Overview Bi‐State Catawba Commission September 27, 2013 1 Consolidation of DWR & DWQ •DWR consolidated with old DWQ on August 1 •Total personnel: 497 •Personnel distribution: –Central office: 314 –Asheville Reg. Office: 29 –Fayetteville Reg. Office: 19 –Mooresville Reg. Office: 26 –Raleigh Reg. Office: 34 –Washington Reg. Office: 24 –Wilmington Reg. Office: 22 –Winston‐Salem Reg. Office: 29 2 Water Planning Section Section Chief: Tom Fransen Staff: 82 people •Integrated watershed  management •Basinwide planning •WQ & WR Modeling •Water quality standards •Water body classifications •303d Listing •TMDL development •Aquatic weed control •Information technology •Groundwater planning &  monitoring •CCPCUA Program •Local Water Supply Plans •Water conservation •Drought management •Env document review •Rule development &  review •Nutrient management  strategies 3 Environmental Sciences Section Section Chief: Dianne Reid Staff: 40 people Scientific & Technical Support •Surface Water Quality Monitoring –Chemical/Physical –Phytoplankton –Benthic Macroinvertebrates –Fish Communities & Tissue •Aquatic Toxicology •Special Water Quality Studies –Complaints –Follow‐up Assessments –Lakes Monitoring •Estuarine Monitoring  4 Water Permitting Section Section Chief: Matt Matthews Staff: 58 people Point Source Branch •NPDES Wastewater  Permitting  •Wastewater Collection  System Permitting •Wastewater Pretreatment  Program •Land Application Permits •Emergency Response Wetlands Branch •401 (Wetlands)  Certifications •Isolated Wetlands •Buffer Authorizations •Mitigation Banking  Oversight •Compliance & Enforcement 5 Aquifer Protection & Regional Offices Section Chief: Jay Zimmerman Staff: 137 people Aquifer Protection •CAFO Program •Underground Injection  Control Program •Injection well permitting •Manage groundwater  pollution incidents •Coal ash Regional Offices (Water Quality) •Evaluate permit apps. •Stream call & wetlands  delineations •Field visits & compliance  inspections •Complaint response •Response to disasters •Outreach & assistance •Enforcement actions •Surface water monitoring 6 Laboratory Section Section Chief: Kent Wiggins Staff: 47 people •Chemical analysis of samples –Internal & external to DENR •Organic Chemistry Branch •Microbiology & metals •Certification Branch –Certifies other labs both within and external to NC  to perform chemical analysis of samples for NC  regulatory compliance  7 Public Water Supply Section Section Chief: Jessica Godreau Staff: 110 people •Implements Safe Drinking Water Act •Ensures safe drinking water for NC citizens •Regulates over 6000 public water supplies in NC –Serving over 8,000,000 citizens •Staff in all seven regional offices •Highest compliance rates in history •Rulemaking through Comm. for Public Health 8 DWR Program Review •Review of all DWR rules and policies •Completed by December 31, 2013 •Focus on amending rules that are: –Conflicting –Outdated / Unnecessary –Provide no environmental benefit  •Outside Involvement Committee –External stakeholders –Solicit input as part of program review 9 Contact Information Tom Reeder Director, NC Division of Water Resources 919‐707‐9027 tom.reeder@ncdenr.gov 10