Clean Water Fees

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Welcome to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Water Fees page. This page has been created in an effort to keep you informed and up-to-date on the effort to examine our Clean Water activities and devise an improved fee structure. This page will contain information related to all of our stakeholder meetings as well as links to supplemental documents. We will be adding information regularly.

The link below contains all relevant documents from the last Clean Water fee process.

2015 Clean Water Fees Documents

Questions and Answers

This section provides information related to the Clean Water Fees Rulemaking Process. We will add more information to this page as we begin the Stakeholder meetings process in 2021.

Why is the department evaluating Clean Water activities and fees?
In 2018, the State Legislature revised Section 644.057 RSMo., authorizing the Clean Water Commission to revise the statutory fee structure. The Commission has until Aug. 28, 2024 to revise the fee structure through the Rulemaking Process. 

Which Clean Water activities are federally required, state required, or discretionary?
This information was requested at the Jan. 12, 2012 stakeholder meeting. A summary of state and federal statutes and regulations is available in this document.

Clean Water Fees Calculator v 1.0

This Clean Water Fee Calculator will be revised when Stakeholder meetings resume.

The Clean Water Fee Calculator includes two tabs. One tab calculates permit and activity fee revenues, while the other tab calculates operator certification fee revenues. The Clean Water Fee Calculator can be used to explore different financial scenarios as a result of varying increases or decreases to fee rates within the respective permit fee category, activity fee category, and/or operator certification fee category.

To use the Fee Calculator, input a proposed dollar value in the Proposed Fee Level column in the corresponding green box of the fee category, activity fee category, and/or operator certification fee category. Based on the value entered, the tool will auto-calculate the scenario and provide the total projected additional revenue and the total final projected revenue. Three separate fee scenarios can be compared side-by-side.

For questions or assistance using the Fee Calculator, please contact Justin Sherwood at justin.sherwood@dnr.mo.gov, Jane Davis at jane.davis@dnr.mo.gov, or Chris Wieberg at chris.wieberg@dnr.mo.gov. Thank you.

Upcoming Clean Water Fee Stakeholder Meetings

See the following statement regarding COVID-19 and 2021 Stakeholder fee meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

Given the events that occurred associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Water Protection Program cancelled the clean water fees stakeholder meetings scheduled during 2020. This postponement will allow the program to evaluate any economic impacts associated with the pandemic that would impact clean water fee discussions. The program will set up future meetings at a later date.

 

Past Meetings

March 10, 2020
Agenda
Presentation
Handouts
States Comparison
Freight Chart
Video

Feb. 10, 2020
Agenda
Presentation
Handouts
Video Part 1
Video Part 2 Note: There are issues with the audio due to technical difficulties with the sound system.

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