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Rules, Policies, & Regulations
Current Rules and Supporting Materials
View the most recent compilation of air quality rules codified in the North Carolina Administrative Code.
Appendices to Rules
View appendices that provide further explanation, clarification, and information. The referenced documents have become dated and have been removed for updating as time and resources allow. Comments or questions may be sent to
Important Letters & Memoranda
Browse a collection of letters and memos concerning North Carolina's air quality rules.
Permit Fees Schedule
View current DAQ permit and application fees.
Current Rule-Making Activities
Draft Rules
View or submit comments on draft rules under development.
Rules in the Hearing Process
View or comment on proposed rules currently in the hearing process.
Rules Awaiting Approval
View air quality rules recently adopted by the Environmental Management Commission but awaiting Rules Review Commission approval.
Rules Awaiting Legislative Review
View air quality rules recently approved by the Rules Review Commission but awaiting legislative review.
EPA's Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards
Emission standards for fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs).
Periodic Review of Existing Rules
Comment on air quality rules as part of the Periodic Review of Existing Rules pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A during March 13, 2015 through June 19, 2015 comment period.