Professional Engineers Of North Carolina

SPR 2014

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5 Spring 2014 the Professional Engineer Resource Stewardship (Water and Energy) This action group will help develop comprehensive, informed strategies on the benefi cial use, conservation, and allocation of North Carolina's water and energy resources. The group will use the licensed engineering resources in the state to advocate for stewardship of these resources through education and guidance of the public and policymakers. Its missions are: ■ Engage with the Mining and Energy Commission to defi ne what activities must be done by a licensed professional engineer as rules are established for shale gas extraction ■ Develop a policy position statement on the Renewable Energy and Energy Effi ciency Portfolio Standard (REPS) to clarify PENC's position on renewable energy ■ Develop and publish an informed and repeatable semi-annual synopsis on water and energy resources in North Carolina ■ Develop a guide on resource development and preservation investments for water and energy ■ Provide scientifi c basis for North Carolina resource development timelines Its success measures are: ■ Have PENC members involved in legislative task forces on how state funds will be invested in water and energy infrastructure development ■ Engage members in the development of comprehensive resource allocation/management plans for North Carolina ■ Have PENC present in at least three organizational meetings (e.g. North Carolina Chamber, North Carolina League of Municipalities, etc.) on resource stewardship in 2014 to be seen as the experts for state leaders, elected offi cials and the public concerning questions and management of state water and energy resources 1 2 PENC will be a leader in advocating for thoughtful environmental regulatory reform. Instead of seeking reform for reform's sake, it will endeavor to identify targeted opportunities that will streamline the regulatory process while allowing design professionals to continue to protect the public's health, safety and welfare. Its missions are: ■ Working with NCBELS and the legislative Environmental Review Commission, providing recommendations on the appropriate level of regulatory review of engineering work as defi ned in HB 74 Section 58 ■ Identify outdated, redundant and/or ineffective environmental Regulatory Reform FromExecDir_Spring14.indd 5 3/27/14 12:06 PM

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