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 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

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The CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are accepting household hazardous waste and white goods generated as part of the cleanup from Typhoon Soudelor. Please click on the link below to obtain a general list of items that fall under the Household Hazardous Waste and White Goods as well as Drop-Off Locations and Schedules.


August 7, 2015

Public Notice Regarding Typhoon Debris

As a direct result of the devastation that Typhoon Soudelor had on the island of Saipan, the Emergency Operations Center, in collaboration with BECQ, has designated two sites for typhoon debris staging. The general public is encouraged to utilize these sites, in addition to the Marpi Landfill or Lower Base Transfer Station, as you begin to clean your homes of typhoon debris. These sites will serve as a temporary staging area strictly for green wastes, roofing tin, and damaged lumber.

Locations of debris storage:

  1. In KAGMAN - Located on Gabgab Dr. The road adjacent to Kagman business center
  2. In AS GONNO - Located on Magisa Dr. off As Perdido Rd.
  3. Marpi Landfill

The staging area will operate under the following conditions, set forth by BECQ

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact BECQ at 664-8500 or 8501. Thank you very much for your cooperation.      

PLEASE no dumping of household trash or hazardous materials (paint, pesticides, etc.)





























Not all Mosquito Coils fit for import

(BECQ- Saipan, MP ) –  Many members of the community have imported or requested family and friends from overseas to send mosquito coils to make sleeping in the heat, without power, more bearable.  However, not all mosquito coils are legal for importation in the CNMI.    

To date, BECQ has confiscated a high volume of mosquito coils imported from foreign countries.   The agency is working with the importers and/or consignees to have these items returned to the country of origin.  

A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. Mosquito Coils as well as many household products are pesticides and can include kitchen, laundry and bath disinfectants and sanitizers. Products that kill mold and mildew are also considered pesticides.  

Products that may be imported or sold in the CNMI are legal products that are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and are properly labeled in the English language.



Mission Statement:

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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