AGENDA ITEM SF
April 22, 2014
Action
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
County Council
lJAmanda
Mihill, Legislative
~Michael
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Attorney(sH~~JU1V
SUBJECT:
Action:
Bill 11-14, Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pennits ­
Expedited Review
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee recommendation
(2-0):
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
was
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
to
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).
Committee DiscussionlRecommendation
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
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that continued improvements to the overall process are
beneficial~
enacting this bill could
provide an incentive for residents to install these. environment-friendly devices.
Amendments proposed by
Executive
staff
Diane
Jones~
Director of the Department of
Permitting Services urged the Committee to amend Bill
11-14
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. The Committee (2-0, Councilmember Floreen
temporarily absent) supported these amendments and recommended enactment of Bill
11-14
as
amended.
This packet contains:
Bill
11-14
Legislative Request Report
OMB and Finance Memo
Written Correspondence
County Executive
BIA
Councilmember Berliner Memo
Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement
Circle #
1
3
4
5
6
8
12
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11-14
Bill No.
Concerning: Buildings - Electric Vehicle
Charging Station Permits - Expedited
Review
Revised:
3/412014
Draft No. 2
Introduced:
January 28, 2014
Expires:
July 28,2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal, and
Councilmembers EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
AN
ACT to:
(1)
require the Department of Permitting Services to implement [[an expedited]] a fasj
track review process for permits to install electric vehicle charging stations
tha~
.staruiardized requirements agopted by the Department for single family detached
homes;
require the Department to [[charge reduced]]
~
fees for permits to install electric
vehicle charging stations that meet standardized requirements adopted by the
Department for single family detached
homes;
and
generally amend County law regarding building permits,
(2)
(2)
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 8, Buildings
Section 8-24C
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface bracketsn
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law
by
original
bill.
Deletedfrom existing law
by
original
bill.
Added
by
amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the
bill by
amendment.
Existing law unqffected
by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Bill No. 11-14
1
2
Sec. 1. Section 8-24C is added as follows:
8-24C. Expedited review process for
!!!.
electric vehicle charging station.
The Department must adopt [[an expedited)] a fast track review process for
each permit to install an electric vehicle charging station at a single family
detached home that meets standardized requirements adopted by the Department.
The Department must set the application fee by Executive Regulation adopted
under Method 2 for each permit to install an electric vehicle charging station at a
single family detached home that
me~ts
standardized requirements adopted by the
Department [[must not exceed half the amount the Department charges for
similar permit)].:.
Approved:
~
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Craig
L.
Rice, President, County Council
Date
15
16
Approved:
17
18
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
19
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
20
21
22
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits\BiI\ 2 Committee. Doc
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 11-14
Buildings
-
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits
-
Expedite Review
DESCRIPTION:
Would require the Department ofPennitting Services to implement an
expedited review process for pennits to install electric vehicle
(EV)
charging stations,
and
to charge reduced fees for those pennits.
EV charging stations will be more common and necessary as EV
usage increases, but obtaining a building permit can be subject to a
long and costly permitting process.
To create an expedited and less costly permitting process for EV
charging stations.
Department of Permitting Services
To be requested.
To be requested.
To
be
requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, 240-777-7815
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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ROCKVU.LE, MARYLAND
MEMORANDUM
February 5, 2014
TO:
FROrvt
SUBJECTS:
Ice of Management
and
Budget
partment of finance
Bill 2-14,
Environrrle~tal
Sustainability - Buildings '"
Benchmarking
BiII 3-14,
Buildings·-
Energy
Efficiency -- Energy
Standards
Bill
4-14, Street and Roads - County Street Lights
Bill 5-14,
Environmental
Sustainability -- Social Cost
of Carbon Assessments
Bill 6-14,
Environmental
Sustainability -
Office
of
Sustainability - Established
Bill 7-14, Contracts
and
Procurement - Certified Green Business Program
Bill 8-14, Buildings - County Buildings Clean
Energy
Renewable
Technology
Bill 9-14,
Environmental Sustainability - Rene...vable
Energy - County
Purchase
Bi II 10-14, Buildings - Solar Permits-·
Expedited Review
Bill Ii 14, Buildings .... Electric
Vehicle Charging
Station
Permits - Expedited
Review
As required
by
Section
2-81A of the County Code,
we
are
infi)rming
you that
tmflsmittal
of
the fiscal and economic
impact statements
for the above referenced legislation
will
be delayed
because
more
time
is
needed to coordinate with the affected depa.rtments,
collect
information, and
complete
our analysis of the fiscal
and
economic
impacts. While we are
not
able to
conduct
the
required
det~ljled
analyses at this
time,
it.
is clear
that
a number
of
these bills could have
significant
fiscal impacts.
Due to this year's heavy
workload
011
Executive branch staff in
developing
both a full
capital
budget and an
operating
budget, the fiscal and ec.onomic statement.<;
will
be transmiited after March
17,2014.
JAH:fz
cc: Bonnie Kirkland,
Assistant
Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa Austin, Offices
of the County Executive
Joy
NunnL
Special Assistant
to
the
County Executive
Patrick
Lacefield,
Director,
Public
Intormation Office
Marc p,
Hansen,
Office of
the County
Attorney
Robert Uagedoorn,
. Department of Finance
David
Platt
Dep~trtment
of Finance
Alex Espinosa, Office of Management and Budget
Mary Beck. Office of Management and Budget
Naeem Mia. Office of Management and Budget
FeJicia
Zhang, Office
of
M,magement
and Budget
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TESTIMONY ON BEHALF OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT
ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAlNABILITY PACKAGE
Bills 2-14,3-14,4-14,5-14,6-14,7-14,8-14,9-14, 10-14, 11-14, 12-14
February 11, 2014
Good evening Council President Rice and members of the County Council. My name is Bonnie
Kirkland and I am pleased to be here on behalf of County Executive Isiah Leggett to testify on
the package of environmental and sustainability measures introduced on February 4, 2014 by
Councilmember Berliner and others.
Mr.
Leggett supports Councilmember Berliner's initiative
and the Council's efforts to address the need for more sustainable development in Montgomery
County. Following up on recommendations from the Sustainability Workgroup, this package of
renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability measures will take the County to the next
level of environmental excellence.
Sustainable· development has been defined as meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet' their own needs.! The path forward
requires understanding and plannllig: understanding how existing buildings perrorm and how
planned buildings are expected to perform; and designing buildings and other infrastructure that
reduce materials consumption, reuse materials, reduce energy consumption and maximize the
use of renewable resources.
County Executive Leggett recognizes that the path forward will involve substantial change and
commitment on the part of both the public sector and the private sector. He is committed to
workirig with the Council on this package during the coming weeks to develop the most
progressive and reasonable legislation achievable that will balance both the compelling need to
achieve sustainable development and the budgetary realities faced by the County and our local
businesses to fully implement the approved changes the legislative package requires.
Stewardship for future generations has been a cornerstone of
Mr.
Leggett's Smart Growth
Initiative in terms of planning for future growth at appropriate transit oriented locations. The
County Executive applauds Councilmember Berliner's and the sponsoring council members'
vision and recognition of the need for stewardship of our precious resources for future
generations.
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International Institute for Sustainable Development quoting from the World Commission on Environment and
Developm.ent (WCED}.
Our common future.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987 p. 43.
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J
,
Mihill, Amanda
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Faden, Michael
Tuesday, February 11, 20141:24 PM
Mihill, Amanda
,
'FW: Energy Bills Testimony
From: Robert Kaufman [mailto:rkaufman@mncbia.org]
Sent: TuesdaYI February
111
2014 12:44
PM
To: Berliner's Officel Councilmember; Riemer's Office, Councilmember; Floreen's Officel Councilmember; Leventhal's
Officel Councilmember; Rice's Officel Councilmember; Eirich's Office, Coundlmember; Andrews's Office, Councilmember;
. Navarro's Officel Councilmember; Branson's Office, Councilmember; Hoytl Bob
Cc: Goldstein l Steven; Gibson, Cindy; Faust, Josh; Healy, Sonya; Jones, Diane; Wright, Gwen; Zyontz, Jeffrey; Orlinl
Glenn; Faden, Michael; Michaelson, Marlene; McMillan, Linda; Kelly Grudziecki; Bruce H. Lee; Bryant F. Foulger; Bob
Harris; William Kominers; selmendorf@linowes-Iaw.com; tdugan@shulmanrogers.com; Montenegror@ballardspahr.com;
Pharr, Shaun; Clark Wagner; JRussel@rodgers.comi Paul Chod; Steve Robins; Steve Orens; Ilaya Hopkins; Ilana Branda;
lisetracey@yahoo.com; gitaliano@bccchamber.org; Jane Redicker; Annette Rosenblum; mjackson@mncbia.org;
dswenson@mncbia.org
Subject: Energy Bills Testimony
Please accept the following as Testimony on behalf of the MNCBIA concerning the various Energy related bills
introduced by Councilmember Berliner and others.
Bills
11-14
and
10-14
Expedited Review
We understand and appreciate the desire to provide an expedited review as an incentive to promote use of energy
saving technology, the facts however suggest that all new buildings and remodeling meet substantially higher standards
of energy efficiency and all deserve efficient review and approval. Especially since passage of the
2012
Building and
Energy Code changes, all new and remodeled buildings today provide substantial energy savings and efficiencies.
Additionally, identifying specific permits to expedite may not be as simple as it seems given the complexities of today's
permits and construction techniques. The Solar permits or charging permits may be part of a much larger permit
application and may net be easily separated for expedited review. The MNCBIA recently established a Solar Energy
Program with ASTRUM Solar to encourage use of Solar installations on new homes and would in fact benefit from an
expedited process.
Instead, however, we urge the County to continue to improve the overall permit review and approval process so that
an expedited review becomes moot. We draw attention to and gratefully acknowledge the recent announcement by
DPS to institute an electronic plan submission for new construction and right-of-way permits and look forward to other
improvements.
Bill
6-14
Environmental Sustainability Office
Given the real world changes to our land use regulations and building codes, an office of sustainability best serves the
County as a comprehensive planning approach that encourages coordination and balance to maximize use and
maintenance of our complex systems that tie together smart growth planning, land use planning, building use, land use
and transportation. We support encouraging MNCPPC to create a position of a sustainability planner in MNCPPC
where we do our forward thinking. The Department of Environmental Protection provides guidance and support for
land use related issues and environmental stewardship of our land. Sustainability implies economics, construction,
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government policy, business management, coordination, building technology as well as land use most of which remain
outside the purview of DEP.
Bill 3-14 Building Standards - LEED Silver
New buildings today increasing meet a minimum of LEED or other similar certification such as IgCC and Green Globes.
The LEED Silver level continues to evolve and relies on land use based issues as well and energy efficiencies that cannot
be easily achieved. We prefer continuing to allow the market place to work toward green options particularly in light
of the new energy and building codes and prefer capitalizing on the current market trend toward green certification at
the LEED certified, IgCC and Green Globes levels.
Bill 2-14 Benchmarking
Currently we operate on a whole new set of energy saving requirements for all new and remodeled buildings based on
the
2012
Building and Energy Codes. In addition, nearly all new buildings today meet LEEO certified or similar standard.
Benchmarking becomes excessive under these circumstances. Additionally, we need to agree on what purpose the
benchmarking serves; As currently developed by EPA, the benchmarking relates largely to greenhouse gas emissions
and not costs or energy use. This promotes use of natural gas and renewable energy sources over use of coal, oil, or
other carbon based fuel. Today the cost of gas remains comparatively low, this results often in cost savings, however,
most users have little say over the source of fuel used to generate electricity and cannot easily switch to gas or
renewable sources. Should gas prices rise, than any cost savings may evaporate. Nonetheless, we support the concept
of encouraging and supporting efforts to benchmark the energy use of buildings if only to set goals for energy savings
over time. We urge the Council to set up a working group to identify ways to best create, support, encourage and
measure building energy use that can be cost effective and manageable. Especially problematic concerns the
requirement to set up benchmarking apparatuses for residential and commercial tenants, or owners of condo space
within buildings.
The use of benchmarking can result in the highest energy savings with existing buildings. This unfortunately places the
greatest cost burden on the most affordable buildings with the lowest rents, both residential and commercial. Clearly if
the investment in energy savings saves money, the owners, tenants and the County have a natural incentive to set up
benchmarking. We urge the County to form a working groups of existing building owners and tenants to consider the
most effective way to encourage, support and afford energy re-commissioning.
S. Robert Kaufman
Vice President, Government Affairs
Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association
1738 Elton
Road
Suite 200
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
bkaufman@mncbia.org
(301) 445-5408 Office
(301) 768-0346 Cell
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BUILDING HOMES & CREATING NEIGHBORHOODS FOR 60 YEARS
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ROOE~
BERLTNER
COt'iNCU.MliMaliR
DrSTklC'T I
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TIM..IIISPOll
TATION.
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DearCoU~
that
are
designed
to
ensure
that
Montgomery
Ci>tiJ:ltt
tem:ainl
at
the Mtainlbility
forefront. I Would
be
pleased to
have
you,CQspo;nsor SOI1lC
or~ Qfthe.,~
Next
week
I will
be'introducinga packageo!
13
energy/co\>iXon;mentaJ
~
These In.eiSUrCsfbcus
on.renewable
en¢tgy,
~
f!fficienq,tranBportation.
and
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I
have attatbfxhl
fact
&beet.that,
gives
a
brief
descriptiolil
of
each
of
them.
and
ofcourse
would
be
happy
lo
di$tuss any
of
them
in
greater
detail.
should
you have
questions.
twas
inspired
by
our Council's de:Cision
1.t)
assert
its
l~pin
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redu.;ing
the
gap
iri
income
di$parities
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do more
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to
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climate
Change.
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know
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need
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anddeaner
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'!'hi$~
of
bills is',taken
1n
many: instances
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accoun~e
is
important.
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Council
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package
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2008
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tasked
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gas
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20S0.
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is
time now
to
make:
thiJ
a core
go~~eIllUlent
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respons:ibilityl'
and
1his
pacbg~!~'ameasurc,
dam
w:ilro;eau,an~
of:
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whose
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will
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reputation as a community
that
embraceS
.sustainability
at our
COte.
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fACT sHEET ON
COUNQLMEM8E11 BERUNER SnOORGvlEfMRONMENT LEGlSLATlVEINITtA1lVEs
I
COtin.Cilmember
Roger
Berliner
(b~l)~
Chait
oftbe.MontgomeryCounty Transportation,
mf~ure.
En;f!rgy&
·E.nVir~nmefJt·ColJ1rnitt~
will
.~intr'QdUcing
13
,~~rgyNnyiron~ri~t
measures on
January
21.
the
measures
ate,deslgned
toundet'$COteand
:suppprt
theo>untv's
~mitmenttQ su~winablrrty
and
wo~ld
(Il
promote
to<ni~$ed ~elW
ef'fkienq;
(2l
IncreaSe.
Use
of
renewable energy; (3)
deause,toi'l$Umption
'atgasoline:
and suppo.rt efectrlc
vehicles;
and '(4)
'Create'
mo~ a~o4nJ;abiftty
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government
for
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brief cfeseriptioff
of
eacho{these:
mea;$ures:
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Enem
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£nemxP.urgba~!ng-:SO%
Renmpiesby20l$i
l00.%trj 2020-
Tqda,Y
the
Countypurchases.approXimat-efy
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renewable energy
resources.
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Te~;
aridPoitkmd
.breson~
already
at
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3
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a
recently
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'0
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teriewableener~
for¥Wery
1.000 square feet of floor area.
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TWo
of
t~ im~imentstQ'
increased
S9lar
utm~tioo ar~.the
<;ostand
time,invot~ed
in
getting
permits.
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pattemec:iaftera·
sw;ce:ssfU1
program
In
Chlc~g(h
requires
oW
O~J)artrJ1ept
of
~nnittlneSennces'to 9evf$~~n e~it~lI aJ)d·.1~
costly
process for solar
retatedpermits.
• Solar
ZQrtingAceommodatlon- CUrrent setback
requirements
liri1itthe use
of
solar'in
re~lden~l.(iwel"ngs, Th~:iTAwouid
moclestfY,m.eociQUr'Z.ootng
lawsto
permit
solar
to
extend 2 feet
irito
the
side
arrear
setbaCk.
Enem Efficiency
• &enChmai'kiM'&uirdif'lgs- ThislesislatiOn. modeled after taws
in
New York,
Chicago~ahd
the
District of
cQh:Jmt">~:, wouldre.g~ire
buUding.Qwoer;sto lTIeasure.the
energy effidency
of
their buildings,;
make
that
infurmation
public; and penodicaltytOinmit
tdeilStJrinithaf
their
eJ)efg'(
(!fficien~ e:q,U:ipnu~n~i~
working
properly~
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is
design~
tQ
Wprk With
th~ ~CWltly
;passe'd
PACE
Pf08ram
to
aeaterna'l'ket
based
incent1ves·fur
btiitdingownets
to
ihcrfise
tbe
efflCifmcyoftheirpUiJdlngs..
lJ1fQrrnatipnprovidedwQ~,dd
a.id
tenanti
(nforetastlng
futqre
utility costs.
• Silver
lEEDfOt
New Blindings- CUrrent county
law requites
newcommertiaJ
buildingstabe
LEEO
certified,
white
county~Uildings
ml,t$tmee.t themat'e
f!rMronmeotally
$tririser!t
Sllv~r
standard. This bill
would
re.quireall new
COmmercial
buildings
to
meet
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ROCKVILLE, MAR),1.Al'lD
MEMORANDUM
April IS, 2014
TO:
Craig Rice,
Presid~nt,
County Council
,
,,,\
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Jennifer A.
I~"
Joseph F. Beach,
. ctor,
Depa~'tf~nance
r, Office of Management and Budget
FEIS for Council Bill ] 1-14 Building - Electical Vehicle Charging Station
Permits -
Expedited Review
Please find attached the fiscal and economic impact statements for the above­
referenced legislation.
JAH:fz
cc: Bonnie Kirkland, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa Austin, Offices of the County Executive
Joy Nurmi, Special Assistant to the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield, Director, Public Infonnation Office
Joseph F. Beach, Director, Department of Finance
Michael Coveyou, Department of Finance
David Platt, Department ofFinance
Robert Hagedoom, Department of Finance
Diane Jones, Director,
Department
of Permitting Services
Dennis Hetman, Office of Management
aJld
Budget
Alex
Espinosa, Office of Management
aJld
Budget
Felicia Zhang, Office of Management and Budget
Naeem Mia, Office of Management and Budget
,2..
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council Billll-14 Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits -Expedited
Review
1.
Legislative Summary:
Bill 11-14
would require the Department of Permitting Services to implement an
expedited review process for permits to install electric veh.icle
(EV)
charging stations and
require the Department to charge reduced fees for those permits. Electric vehicle
charging stations will be more common and necessary
as
BV
usage increases.
2.
An
estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether the
revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget Includes
source of infollnation, assumptions, and meth.odologies used.
The Bill
will
have minimal impact on both revenues and expenditures
as
DPS projects
only
SO
to
60 EV
Charging Station permits per year. The Department notes there will not
be a
new pennit associated \\ith this
Bill.
The fee
will
be
part ofthe existing building
permit and electrical fees. The Department
wilJ
e&tablish a reduced fee for the
EV
charging station permits through Executive Regulation.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
Given the newly established fee v.ill
be
part
of the existing building permit and e.1ectrical
fees, the impact
mIl
be
minimal on both revenues and expenditures this year and over the
next six.
4.
An
actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each
bilI
that would affect
retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures ifthe bill authorizes future
spending.
lbe legislation does not authorize future spending.
6. An estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bill.
ll1ere will
be
no additional staff time needed
to
inlplement the regulation. All training
will be incorporated into regularly scheduled staff meetings. The pennits associated
mth
this
Bill
will be part of the same plan review and inspections that staff currently conduct.
There have been at most six charging station reviews conducted by the Department
within the
pru.1
six months. The time frame to issue a pennit is currently five to six
business days. The expedited goal will be to complete thepcnnit process in one business
day.
7. An explanation of how the addition of new statTresponsibilities would affect other duties.
Not applicable.
8.
An
estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
No additional appropriation will be needed.
9. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
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10. Ranges of revenue or expenditures
that
are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
11. If a bill
is
likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
The Bill will have minimal impact on both revenues and expenditures as DPS projects
only 50 to 60 EV Charging Station permits
per
year.
12. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
There
\\iU
be no additional staff time needed to implement the regulation.
All
training
VI.'ill
be incorporated into regularly scheduled
staff
meetings.
The permits
associated
wit11
.this
Bill
will
be part of the same
plan
review and inspections
that
staff
current Iy
conduct
13.
The folIo\\<ing contributed
to
and concurred ",ith
this
analysis:
Hadi
Mansouri, Chief
Operating Officer DPS
Barbara Suter, Management Budget Specialist DPS
Dennis Hetman, OMB
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill 11-14, Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits ­
Expedited Review
Background:
This legislation would require the Department of Pennitting Services (DPS) to implement
an expedited review process for permitsto install electric vehicle charging stations and .
require DPS to charge reduced fees for permits to install electric vehicle charging
stations.
1. The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
DPS and the Office of Management and Budget provided information and
assumptions that are incorporated into the economic impact statement. According to
that information, the electric vehicle charging station permit
'Will
not
be
a new permit
and
win
be part ofthe existing building and electrical permit. DPS and
OMB will
establish a reduced fee through Executive Regulations. nlerefore the amount of such
reduction is not known at this time.
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
The variables that could affect the economic impact are:
• The number ofpennits submitted
to
DPS, and
• The reduced amount ofpennitting fees
3. The Bill's positive or negative effect,
if
any on employment, spending, saving,
investment, incomes, and property values in the County.
It
is
uncertain without specificity of data
as
discussed in paragraph
#2
to detennine
the positive or negative effect on business income through reduced fees.
And
due to
the lack of data on the number
of
charging stations, it
is
unclear what the direct
economic impact on employment, spending, saving] investment,
and
property
values
in the County would be. Moreover, due to the priority given to permits for charging
stations over other permits, there may be
a
delay for other businesses
in
obtaining
a
pennit \vith a concomitant Joss in business income.
4. If a Bill is likely to have no economic impact, why is that the case?
Please see #3
5. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
David Platt and Rob Hagedoorn, Department of Finance
Hadi Mansouri, Department of Permitting Services
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Economic Impact Statement
BiU 11-14, Buildings
-
Electri~
Vehicle Charging Station Permits
­
Expedited Review
~L!Y-
TOS
~each.
Director
Department of Finance
¥-Y-ICf
Date
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