Water Protection Program
401 Water Quality Certification
Joint Public Notices Open For Comment
These public notices are issued jointly between the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The Corps and the Department of Natural Resources will use the comments from this notice in deciding whether to grant a Section 404 Permit (Federal) and a Section 401 Water Quality Certification (State). Commenters are requested to furnish a copy of their comments to both the Corps and to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 or by email.
Water Quality Certification: Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1341) requires that all discharges of dredged or fill material must be certified by the appropriate state agency as complying with applicable effluent limitations and water quality standards. This public notice serves as an application to the state in which the discharge site is located for certification of the discharge. The discharge must be certified before a Department of the Army permit can be issued. Certification, if issued, expresses the state's opinion that the discharge will not violate applicable water quality standards.
The following are links to the joint public notices on each Corps District's website: