AGENDA ITEM SF
April 22, 2014
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 11-14, Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pennits
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee recommendation
enact Bill 11-14 with amendments to:
• allow a fast track permit process for installations on a single family detached home; and
• require the Department to set standardized fees by Method 2 regulation.
Bill 11-14, Buildings Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits Expedited Review,
sponsored by Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal,
and Councilmembers EIrich, Andrews, Navarro, and Council President Craig Rice, was
introduced on January 28, 2014. A public hearing
held by the Committee on February 11
and a Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession was held
on February 26.
As introduced, Bill 11-14 would require the Department of Permitting Services to
implement an expedited review process for permits to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations
and require the Department
charge reduced fees for those permits. Electric vehicle charging
stations will be more common arid necessary as EV usage increases.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package (©8).
The Fiscal and Economic Impact statement indicates that the bill will have minimal
impact on both revenues and expenditures (©12).
Should these permits be treated as expedited permits?
The Maryland National Capital
Building Industry Association (BIA) noted that these permits may be part of a larger permit
application and not easily separated for expedited review and urged the County to instead
continue to improve the overall permit review and approval process. While Council staff agrees