Regulatory & Administrative Issues

Storm water management projects improve surface water quality.

To control and properly manage pollutants, federal, state, and local governments have developed environmental regulations that individuals and organizations must comply with or face penalties, fines, and liability. Our office is experienced in assisting business, small and large, as well as individuals, navigate the often complex waters of environmental permitting and civil violations and penalties. Our office is experienced in litigating cases through the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and has a history of successes.

Our office is also experienced in assisting clients with coastal development issues, including the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) permit system. CAMA permits are used to regulate development in 20 coastal counties, including: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington. As a part of the CAMA program, the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) regulates development within “Areas of Environmental Concern” (AEC), which may be easily destroyed by erosion or flooding, or may be valuable to our state for other reasons, including environmental, social, economic, or aesthetic.

For more information please call (919) 754-1600 or email us.