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Minimum Design Criteria Team

The purpose of the Minimum Design Criteria (MDC) Team is to meet the regulatory requirements associated with Session Law 3013-82 (House Bill 480), which requires DENR to convene a stakeholder team that includes industry experts, engineers, environmental consultants, faculty from the University of North Carolina and other stakeholders.

In summary, the law tasks the MDC Team with the following:

1.   To consult with DENR in developing MDCs that encompass all requirements for siting, design, construction and maintenance of stormwater BMPs.  The MDCs shall be developed with the goal of generating state stormwater permits that comply with state water quality standards.  DENR shall submit its recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission by September 1, 2014.

2.   To consult with the N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) in developing a fast-track permitting process for issuing state stormwater permits without a technical review when all best management practices comply with all MDCs and the permit application is prepared by a qualified individual. The EMC shall adopt a fast-track permitting rule no later than July 1, 2016.

MDC Team meetings will usually be held on the fourth Monday of each month.  The table below includes the material MDC Team members need to read and analyze to prepare for meetings, as well as agendas and meeting minutes.  

DENR is very grateful to the MDC Team members for sharing their considerable expertise and limited time to accomplish these goals.

MDC Team work products include:

Final MDC Team Charter
MDC Designation Process
MDC for all BMPs
MDC for Wet Detention Ponds

MeetingPlease Read & Analyze Before the MeetingMeeting Agenda and Minutes
1 - Mar 24, 2014

MDC Team Draft Charter
TRW Products Public Notice
PENC Webinar on Stormwater Updates
Proposed BMP Manual Chapter Outline

 3-24-14 MDC Mtg Minutes

2 - Apr 28, 2014

House Bill 480
Proposed MDC Designation Process
Proposed "MDC Scorecard"
Proposed cover pages for updated Wet Pond Chapter

 4-28-14 MDC Mtg Minutes
3 - May 19, 2014

Current Wet Detention Pond BMP Chapter
TRW Alternative Wet Detention Pond Design Idea
Updated MDCs for All BMPs
Updated MDC Designation Process
Proposed MDCs for Wet Detention Ponds

5-19-14 MDC Mtg Minutes 
4 - Jun 23, 2014

Updated General MDC for all BMPs
Memo on General MDC #7
Updated proposed MDC for Wet Detention Ponds

6-23-14 MDC Mtg Minutes 

5 - Jul 28, 2014

Current Infiltration Devices BMP Manual Chapter
Proposed MDC for Infiltration Devices
Current Stormwater Wetland BMP Manual Chapter

 7-28-14 MDC Mtg Minutes
6 - Aug 25, 2014

Updated MDC for Infiltration Devices
Proposed MDC for Stormwater Wetlands

 
7 - Sep 22, 2014  
8 - Oct 20, 2014  
9 - Nov 17, 2014  
10- Dec 15, 2014  

 

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