Jonathan Bivens of the S.T. Wooten Corporation in Wilson has been named the new chairman of the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s Sedimentation Control Commission by former Gov. Pat McCrory. The commission has responsibility for sediment and pollution control practices, polices, and compliance enforcement for all land disturbing activity in North Carolina of which North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) projects are a major contributor.
Bivens had served on the commission as the statutory appointment of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) for several years and is well regarded by staff of NCDEQ for his understanding of sedimentation practices and his practical, reality-based input based on first-hand experience, the CAGC said in a statement.
“His knowledge of both design/bid /build as well as design/build delivery methods of highway construction projects has helped promote proper environmental practices while ensuring that designs and features are cost effective,” the statement said.
Bivens has been active in CAGC for many years serving on several joint committees with NCDOT and participating in briefings on construction related issues to legislative committees as part of CAGC presentations.
“CAGC also acknowledges the efforts of long-time member Donnie Oldham with Sanford Contractors for helping successfully advocate for this appointment,” the announcement said.