Water Protection Program

Water Protection Program Rule Development

Public Drinking Water Branch | Water Pollution Control Branch

The following rule developments are being considered. The Regulatory Impact Report provides information on the rule development. Please provide comments in the time frames indicated. All comments received will be posted with responses prior to filing as a proposed rulemaking. Once filed and published in the Missouri Register, there will be another opportunity to comment during the proposed rulemaking open comment period and public hearing prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest and assistance in developing these rules.

DNR Regulatory Agenda


Public Drinking Water Branch

10 CSR 60-3.010 Construction Authorization, Final Approval of Construction, Owner-supervised Program and Permit to Dispense Water
The amendment updates the incorporation by reference of the noncommunity design standards.  Standards for Noncommunity Public Water Supplies, 1982 will be replaced with Minimum Design Standards for Missouri Noncommunity Public Water Supplies (2013).

Stakeholder Meeting
Noncommunity draft document

 10 CSR 60-16.010 Levy and Collection of the Missouri Primacy Fee. 
The amendment updates the rule to match the fee amounts set by statute.  The draft amendment and other information will be posted as they become available.


Water Pollution Control Branch

10 CSR 20-6.011 Fees
Section 644.057, RSMo., passed as part of House Bill 28 earlier this year and signed by the governor on July 12, allows the Missouri Clean Water Commission to promulgate a clean water fee structure by rule. The present fee structure was established by statute in 2000. The order was published in the Missouri Register April 15, 2014 and published in the Code of State Regulations April 30, 2014 and become effective May 30, 2014. The implementation date of the rule’s fee structure is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

10 CSR 20-7.031 - Water Quality Standards
The department appreciates the comments and items for rulemaking provided by the public in response to the Public Notice of Intent to Initiate Triennial Review.  Discussions at the June 26 Water Protection Forum and the July 9 Clean Water Commission meetings were productive in refining the list of items to be proposed and providing timeline for the rulemaking.  A Water Quality Standards Stakeholder meeting was held July 30 at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building to further refine the list of items for rulemaking and the rationale for those revisions.  The department is currently developing a Regulatory Impact Report for the rulemaking in accordance with the schedule provided by the Clean Water Commission.  The report and supporting documents will be published in the near future.