Hafa Adai, Tirow & Welcome to Our Website. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality; Division of Coastal Resource Management and Division of Environmental Quality


The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) was established on November 12, 2013 under Executive Order No. 2013-24, which merged the Division of Environmental Quality and the Coastal Resources Management Office into one Bureau under the Executive Branch.  The purpose of  the merger is to enhance efficiency and collaboration through integration of services and strategic goals, shared resources, and elimination of overlapping responsibilities. BECQ's Mission is:

To serve the public through wise management of CNMI natural resources, and by supporting healthy communities, a sustainable environment, and a vibrant economy.


Visit Our Division Websites:


Coastal Resources Management
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Division of Environmental Quality

Are you heading to the Beach Today? Click here for the latest MARINE QUALITY REPORT to see if it is safe to swim!

Click here: Water Quality Standards to review proposed 2018 revisions.

Click here: 2018 305(b) and 303(d) Water Quality Report to review Draft

Submit your comments to BECQ by clicking here.