The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality was established by Executive Order No. 2013-24. On November 12, 2013 Honorable Governor Eloy S. Inos issued Executive Order No. 2013-24, reorganizing and merging the previously separate and locally mandated Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Coastal Resources Management (CRM) entities under the newly established Bureau of Environmental & Coastal Quality (BECQ) agency under the Executive Branch. Based on EO 2013-24, the main purpose of the merger is to enhance efficiency and positive collaboration between the two environmental entities through integration of services and strategic goals, sharing of resources, and elimination of overlapping responsibilities.
To serve the public through wise management of CNMI natural resources, supporting healthy communities, a sustainable environment and a vibrant economy.
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Draft 2016 CNMI 305(b) and 303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report - Public Comment Period ends November 4th, 2016