Welcome to the MDC

Who Should Attend | Upcoming Workshop Dates | Registration Info |
Course Schedule | 
Instructors | Professional Development Hours 


About the Workshop

The state of North Carolina has redone design standards for every single stormwater control measure (SCM), aka Best Management Practice (BMP). The changes are based upon a NCDEQ-led work team consisting of researchers, local municipalities, and consultants to develop Minimum Design Criteria (MDCs) and establish pollutant removal credits for SCMs in North Carolina. Faculty from NC State along with NCDEQ personnel are teaming up to explain the MDC process, discuss the new SCM Crediting Document, and review MDCs for approved SCMs. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises that will allow for MDCs to be reviewed and applied to SCM designs. If you either design or review designs for SCMs, this is a “must see” training!

Note regarding Stormwater Reviewer Certification: The Stormwater Reviewer Certification Program provided a comprehensive training program for local government personnel and other stormwater plan reviewers that is implemented by DEQ and N.C. State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Please note that DEMLR no longer offers a certification program for Stormwater Reviewers. However, the information that was previously conveyed in the Stormwater Reviewer Certification course can be obtained by attending the Welcome to the MDC workshops, which covers all major stormwater control measures in the state Stormwater Design Manual.  Any further questions about the Stormwater Reviewer Certification Program may be directed to Annette Lucas at 919-807-6381 or annette.lucas@ncdenr.gov.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Commerical Landscapers
  • Property Managers
  • Owners
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Professionals with Licensure (PE’s, PLA’s)
  • Regulators
  • Municipal and County Landscape Personnel
  • Other Individuals who either design or review designs for SCMs

Upcoming Workshop Dates


June 25-26, 2019 – FULL

The McKimmon Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27695

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Registration Information


Workshop Fee – $250.00

Payment Instructions

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Brittany Santore

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu for processing.The cancellation request must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between twenty-one (21) day and seven (7) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time. Please send an email to bae_training@ncsu.edu requesting a substitution.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of the workshop instructors and coordinators. If the workshop is postponed, you may receive a refund if you are unable to attend the newly scheduled date, time, and location. Please contact bae_training@ncsu.edu if you are unable to attend the re-scheduled workshop. If the workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or cancelled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.

Course Schedule

Day 1
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am MDC – How They Came to Be
9:30 am Understanding How SCMs Work & Primary/Secondary Determination
10:30 am Break
10:45 am General MDC
11:15 am Wet Ponds & Wetlands MDC & Plan Review
12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:15 pm Infiltration Basins & Plan Review
2:15 pm Bioretention
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Bioretention Plan Review
3:45 pm Sand Filters & Plan Review
4:30 pm Disconnected Impervious Surfaces
5:00 pm Q&A and Adjourn
Day 2
8:30 am Rainwater Harvesting
9:30 am Permeable Pavement
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Permeable Pavement Plan Review
11:00 am Green Roofs & Design Exercise
11:45 am Crediting Document
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:15 pm Jordan/Falls Lake Demo (Raleigh & Greensboro only)
1:00 pm Adjourn

Our Instructors

William F. Hunt, III, Ph.D.

Dr. Hunt is a Professor and Extension Specialist in North Carolina State University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Hunt holds degrees in Civil Engineering (NCSU, B.S.), Economics (NCSU, B.S.), Biological and Agricultural Engineering (NCSU, M.S.) and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, (Penn State, Ph.D.). He is a registered PE in North Carolina.

Since 2000, Hunt has assisted with the design, installation, and/or monitoring of over 90 stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including bioretention, stormwater wetlands, innovative wet ponds, green roofs, permeable pavement, water harvesting/cistern systems and level spreaders. He teaches 20-25 short courses and workshops each year on stormwater BMP design, function, and maintenance throughout North Carolina and the US.

Annette Lucas, PE

Annette Lucas is an Environmental Engineer with the North Carolina Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources.




Sarah Waickowski, PE, EI

Sarah Waickowski grew up in the great town of Fellsmere, FL and attended the University of Florida. She earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Water Resources in December 2012. Her interest in stormwater grew after competing in the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) Student Design competition. She helped to treat runoff from a bridge by designing the conveyance network and identifying the site’s hydrologic characteristics. Sarah moved to Raleigh, NC and joined the Stormwater Engineering Group after completing her second internship with Duke Energy Progress at their Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant. She is pursuing her M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering under the direction of Dr. Bill Hunt. At NC State, Sarah’s research will focus on gross solids, or large particles, collected in catch basins throughout various municipalities in the Piedmont and Coastal regions.


Professional Development Hours

The following professional development hours (PDHs) are awarded after successful completion of the workshop:

  • 12 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)
  • 10 CEUs for landscape architects (approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects)
  • Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.