CNMI Energy Division Office Weatherization Assistance Program and State Energy Program services to remain suspended for the next 30 days

In light of the recent Governor’s Executive Order 2020-06, issued on April 15, 2020, renewing the Declaration of State of Public Health Emergency and continued Declaration of a State of Significant Emergency for thirty (30) days, which also includes all memoranda, directives, waivers of regulations, and other measures taken in accordance with Executive Order 2020-04, as amended, due to the imminent threat posed by COVID-19, the CNMI Energy Division Office under the CNMI Department of Public Works regrets to inform the public that all program services for the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program shall remain temporarily suspended for another thirty (30) days.

BECQ continues to provide services during COVD-19 pandemic

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) has announced that they will be providing limited services to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. BECQ will be minimizing direct contact between staff and applicants, permittees, and visitors by receiving and processing permit applications, as well as issuing permits, electronically when possible. Social distancing will continue to be strictly enforced.

Fire and Emergency Medical Services

“Through every disaster or crisis, our first responders from DFEMS have been at the frontline of our emergency response. We thank them and our law enforcement for working together and for the sacrifices they make each and every day.”

– Governor Ralph DLG. Torres


Torres-Palacios Administration Set on Streamlining and Modernizing Permitting Process

In an effort to address what is often a cumbersome and, sometimes, lengthy permitting process for businesses and investors, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios have prioritized a complete review and revamp of the process with the goal of creating a more understandable and easier way to do business in the CNMI.

Skip to content