In 1982, the Legisture enacted the Commonwealth Environmental Protection Act (PL 3-23) to protect the right of each person to a clean and healthful publicenvironment.

A lmited set of DEQ regulations are available on this site for viewing and downloading. A full set of regulations are available for viewing at the DEQ main office as well as the CNMI Law Revision Commission link here [] .  Regulations below are listed by subject:


Earthmoving & Erosion

Harmful Substance & Hazardous Waste

Pesticide & Used Oil

Storage Tanks: Aboveground & Underground

Waste & Litter Control



Drinking Water and Groundwater

Marine and Surface Waters

Last Updated 9/12/2017