The Missouri Air Conservation Commission, made up of seven members appointed by the governor, was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1965. The commission members serve four-year terms and usually meet once a month. The primary duty of the commission is to carry out the Missouri Air Conservation Law (Chapter 643, Revised Statutes of Missouri). Most commission meetings include public hearings during which rule actions, variances from rules and other matters come before the commission. All meetings are open to the public, and your comments are welcomed.

The Missouri Air Conservation Commission's operating policy explains the structure of the commission, the roles and responsibilities of commissioners, and training provided to commissioners. Among the commission's duties:

  • Adopting, amending, and rescinding rules.
  • Making decisions on appeals from enforcement orders and permit conditions.
  • Beginning legal actions to compel compliance with rules.
  • Assigning duties to local air pollution control agencies.
  • Listing regions as attainment (when air quality in an area meets all standards) or non-attainment areas (if air monitors detect too much of a pollutant) based on the National Ambient (outdoor) Air Quality Standards.
  • Approving overall plans for meeting the national standards in listed non-attainment areas.

The latest public hearing notice appears online, and anyone may access materials to review via our Public Notices and Comment Periods webpage. You can be placed on a mailing list to receive notices of commission meetings and public hearings by calling the Air Pollution Control Program at 573-751-4817 or by subscribing to the department's email list.


Upcoming Meetings

Oct. 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Southwest Regional Office
2040 W. Woodland
East and West Conference Rooms
Springfield, MO 65807
Livestream the meeting

Dec. 1, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Elm Street Conference Center
1730 E. Elm St. - Lower Level
Bennett Springs Conference Room
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Call 573-751-4817 for more information.

Meeting agendas, minutes, documents and videos

September 29, 2016 Meeting - 9:00 AM

Agenda | August 25, 2016 Minutes | Compliance/Enforcement Report | Permits Report |
Planning Report | Adoption | Reference Links | Regional Offices

Video Archives

Past meeting agendas, minutes and documents

Meeting agendas, minutes and documents: 2016 | 2015 | 2013-2014


Name: David Zimmermann
Committee Status: Vice Chairman
Representing: Labor
Contact Information: 636-937-2184 home; 314-406-6476  cell
Sheet Metal Workers - Local No. 36 - 2319 Chouteau Ave. Suite 100 - St. Louis, MO  63103 -;
314-371-2800 ext. 24 work; 314-371-2804  fax

Name: Gary Pendergrass, PE, RG
Committee Status: Chairman
Representing: General Public
Contact Information: 4032 S. Gatlin Court - Springfield, MO 65807 - 660-679-4403
GeoEngineers Inc. - 3050 S. Delaware - Springfield, MO  65804 -

Name: Jack Baker
Committee Status: Member
Representing: Agriculture
Contact Information: Rt. 1, Box 259 - Butler, MO 64730 - 660-679-4403

Name: Mark Garnett
Committee Status: Member
Representing: Industry
Contact Information: 10363 County Rd. 9510 - West Plains, MO 65775
Garnett Wood Products - P.O. Box 525 - Brandsville, MO 65688 - 417-867-5651

Name: Jack Jones
Committee Status: Member
Representing: General Public
Contact Information: 2498 Lynnwood Dr. - Columbia, MO 63102



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For more information contact the commission secretary at 573-751-4817.

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