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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: