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Lunch is sponsored by KCI Associates of NC!
Presenters: Jamie Ragan, NCDENR and Marcia Allocco, NCDENR
Jamie Ragan and Marcia Allocco of the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service will present on DEACS services including permit assistance. They will also discuss the Department of Environmental Quality’s Permitting Transformation Project. DEACS is a non-regulatory division within DEQ providing technical, compliance, financial and permit assistance. DEACS is also serving as the lead in the Permitting Transformation Project.
Jamie Ragan began working with NC DEQ in 2003 as a Senior Environmental Specialist. In her time at DEQ, she has been providing technical assistance to the agricultural community, businesses, industries and government entities. In 2014, Jamie became the Environmental Assistance Section Chief in the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service and this past March, she was appointed to serve as the Director of DEACS. Jamie holds a Master's degree in Environmental Health from East Carolina University and has 20 years' experience providing pollution prevention technical assistance.
Marcia Allocco is the DEACS Environmental Assistance Section Chief with oversight of the regional permit coordinators, the Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI), the Small Business Assistance Center, the DEQ SEPA Program, and the DEQ Customer Service Line. Marcia joined NCDEQ in 2006 with the Division of Water Resources where she balanced technical assistance and regulatory oversight of the NPDES wastewater and stormwater programs in the Mooresville regional office. From 2015 until the Fall of 2018 she was the permit coordinator for the Mooresville and Winston-Salem offices and an ESI trainer. Prior to joining NCDEQ she spent 14 years performing environmental sampling, superfund clean-up support, regulatory compliance oversight and management system auditing at the Brookhaven National Laboratory owned by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.