Welcome to the MDC

Upcoming Workshops

There are no workshops scheduled at this time
Each workshop is unique. The information below is provided for general information about the workshop. Please reference the registration website for specific information about the individual workshop.

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:

  • Commercial 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

Registration Information

Registration Fee – $300.00

Registration fees include workshop materials, breakfast items, and lunch on both days.

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: Workshop Coordinators

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for a refund.

Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to bae_training@ncsu.edu with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or canceled 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 rescheduled workshop. If the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or canceled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.

Workshop Schedule

This is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules, including start and end times, may vary from class to class. Please refer to the workshop registration page and your confirmation email for times.

Workshop Materials

Attendees are encouraged to bring an excel-friendly laptop for participation in hands-on design exercises. Please download the “Rainwater Harvest 4.0 Model” and the “Rainwater Harvester 4.0 User’s Manual” prior to the workshop by clicking on our website link: https://stormwater.bae.ncsu.edu/resources/ then scroll to the “NCSU Stormwater Downloads” section towards the bottom of the page.

Our Instructors

William F. Hunt, III, Ph.D.
Sarah Waickowski, PE
Corey Anen
Annette Lucas
Trish D’Arconte

Professional Development Hours

Based on previous workshops, it is estimated that the following professional development hours will be awarded after the successful completion of the workshop. A certificate of attendance will be emailed after the workshop, listing these PDHs:

  • 10.75 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.