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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 wit 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 material MDC Team members need to prepare for meetings, as well as agendas and meeting minutes.
MDC Team work products include: