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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 2013-82 (House Bill 480), which requires DENR to convene a stakeholder team that includes industry experts, engineers, environmental consultants, university faculty and other stakeholders.

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 MDC shall be developed with the goal of generating state stormwater permits that comply with water quality standards.  DENR shall submit its recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission by February 1, 2015.

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 BMPs comply with all MDCs and the permit application is prepared by a qualified individual. The EMC shall adopt a fast-track permitting rule by July 1, 2016.

The MDC Team has met once a month since March 2014.  The table below includes the materials MDC Team members need to prepare for meetings as well as meeting minutes.  

MDC Team work products include:

Final MDC Team Charter
MDC Designation Process
MDC Progress Report to the General Assembly 9-1-14
MDC to Date 10-28-14

Meeting Please Read & Analyze Before the Meeting Meeting 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

 8-25-14 MDC Mtg Minutes
7 - Sep 22, 2014

Updated proposed MDC for Stormwater Wetlands
Proposed MDC for Dry Ponds

 9-22-14 MDC Mtg Minutes
8 - Oct 27, 2014

Proposed MDC for Bioretention Cells
Proposed MDC for Dry Ponds

 10-27-14 MDC Mtg Minutes
9 - Nov 17, 2014  Proposed MDC for Sand Filters  
10- Dec 15, 2014    

 

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