Water Protection Program

Missouri Continuing Planning Process

Missouri Continuing Planning Process Revisions: Open for Public Comment Jan. 7 through March 9, 2015

CPP 2014 Revisions – We welcome comments from the public on the Water Protection Program’s Continuing Planning Processes (CPP). We will review and make appropriate changes to the CPP 2014 revisions  based on the EPA Region 7 comments as well as comments from the public. Revisions to our processes or technical or general adjustments to our processes or, edits to the text to clarify the revisions(s) may be made to the CPP as a result of comments received from the EPA, Region 7 and the public and, from businesses and environmental groups or, may be considered before the next annual CPP revisions process resumes.

Comments and Responses will be posted to the web by April 20, 2015

Comments and questions regarding the 2014 revisions can be emailed to Continuing Planning Process or addressed to:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Water Protection Program
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

The Continuing Planning Process is an informational document for the general public, business and environmental interests, state and local government and the EPA, Region 7.  The CPP is prepared pursuant to Section 303(e) of the Clean Water Act.  

Element 1- The Process for Developing Effluent Limits and Schedules of Compliance
40 CFR 130.5 (b) (1) the process for developing effluent limitations and schedules of compliance as required by sections 301(b)(1) and (2), 306 and 307 of the Clean Water Act and as required in applicable water quality standards. This element identifies the process for developing effluent limitations and schedules of compliance as required by the Clean Water Act and applicable water quality standards for the program referred to as the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Element 2 - The Process for Incorporating Elements of Waste Treatement Plans and Basin Plans
40 CFR130.5 (b)(2): the process for incorporating elements of any applicable area-wide waste treatment plans under Section 208 and applicable basin plans under Section 209 of the Clean Water Act. Public entities, whether or not they are designated authorities, can take advantage of public funding and financing for regional wastewater treatment facilities. Missouri's delegated funding authority under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for area-wide waste treatment project loans and grants encourages districts and communities to design and build wastewater treatment collection systems.

Element 3 - The Process for Developing Total Maximum Daily Loads and Water Quality Based Effluent limits
40 CFR 130.5 (b)(3): The process for developing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and individual water quality-based effluent limitations for pollutants as required in Section 303(d) of the Act and Part 130.7 of EPA regulations. This element discusses water quality standards and water quality-based effluent limitations. Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) are plans established under the Clean Water Act to ensure that a water body will attain and maintain state Water Quality Standards. The TMDL process begins with the determination of which waters do not meet WQS after the implementation of technology-based controls.

Element 4 - The Process for Updating and Maintaining Water Quality Management Plans
40 CFR 130.5(b)(4): The process for updating and maintaining water quality management plans, including schedules for revision

This element identifies the basic activities/processes for evaluating, updating and maintaining Missouri's water quality, including geographic information systems (GIS), water quality information systems (WQIS) and watershed planning efforts.

Element 5 - The Process for Ensuring Adequate Authority for Intergovernmental Cooperation
40 CFR 130.5 (b)(5): The process for ensuring adequate authority for intergovernmental cooperation in the implementation of the state water quality management program

This element documents the continuing planning authority for intergovernmental cooperation in the implementation of the state's water quality management program. Water Quality Coordinating Committee Meetings provide opportunities for the public, and local agencies and associations to discuss water quality issues and support improvements.

Element 6 - The Process for Establishing and Ensuring Adequate Implementation of Water Quality Standards and Schedules of Compliance
40 CFR 130.5 (b)(6): the process for establishing and ensuring adequate implementation of new or revised water quality standards, including schedules of compliance under Section 303(c)

Under the Clean Water Act, every state must adopt water quality standards to protect, maintain and improve the quality of the nation's surface waters (U.S. Code Title 33, Chapter 26, Subchapter III). Missouri's water quality standards provide the basis for the department's Water Protection Program.

Element 7 - The Process for Ensuring Adequate Controls Over the Disposition of All Residual Waste
40 CFR 130.5 (b) (7): The process for ensuring adequate controls over the disposition of all residual waste from any water treatment processing

This element discusses sludge or biosolids. Assuring adequate controls over the disposition of all residual waste or sludge from any water treatment processing is authorized under state authority by adding sludge requirements during the permitting process. Guidance has been developed for permittees designed to promote safe use and disposal of biosolids.

Element 8 - The Process for Developing an Inventory and Ranking in Order of Priority of Needs for Construction of Waste Treatment Works
40 CSR 130.5 (b)(8) The process for developing an inventory and priority ranking of needs for the construction of waste treatment works required to meet the applicable requirements of Sections 301 Effluent Limitations and 302 Water Quality Related Effluent Limits of the Clean Water Act.

This element discusses future needs for water quality protection facilities. The water quality needs of communities are significant. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources maintains an inventory of identified public wastewater works construction needs. A need is a cost estimate for a project eligible for Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans and state grants.

Element 9 - The Process of Determining Priority of Permit Issuance
40 CFR 130.5 (b)(9): the process for determining the priority of permit issuance

This element discusses the permitting process. The department makes decisions regarding construction and operating permit applications within time lines established under Missouri Clean Water Law. First-time operating permits are not issued until an applicant provides proof to the department that a permanent organization exists that will serve as a continuing authority for the facility.

 

Archived 2001-2005 Continuing Planning Process document - Prepared pursuant to Section 303(e) of the Clean Water Act. Approved by the Missouri Clean Water Commission Nov. 28, 2001.

The Continuing Planning Process is an informational document for public and environmental interests, state and local government and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The document provides discussions of planning activities and processes and access to additional sources of information and references, including technical guidance documents or memorandums of agreement for those interested in water quality management in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The goal of the Continuing Planning Process is to document a comprehensive and efficient water quality management process.