Through a newly launched online system, individuals, organizations and the press can request public records from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
The new online form on the DEQ website is an effort by the state agency to improve efficiency, tracking and fulfillment of requests by staff, officials said.
The form provides a single place for requesting public records from any division or regional office, including documents, emails, and Phase 1 reports.
Many of the agency’s public records have been available online, including permits, compliance documents and environmental documents. DEQ’s ArcGIS resources, like the Community Mapping System, include links to permits and associated documents for most regulated facilities.
For a complete list of the department’s online public records and ArcGIS resources, visit the agency’s Online Public Records page.