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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 as required by HB89 (2011).  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 passage of House Bill (HB) 89 during the 2011 Legislative Session reinstated the fee structure established in 2000 until Sept. 1, 2013.  HB89 also contains a requirement for the department to conduct a review of the current fee structure and produce a report with recommendations for a fee structure to the General Assembly by Dec. 31, 2012. That requirement is available at 644.054.4, RSMo (last paragraph).


Documents

This section of the page contains documents related to the discussion of clean water activities and fees.  This section includes presentations provided at stakeholder meetings, documents that answer stakeholder questions, and additional reference material.  We will be adding information regularly.

Document Name

Description

Draft Workplan for Fees The department is conducting a study related to support for the clean water efforts.
HB28 Clean Water Fees Language – 644.057 Updated language of 644.057, RSMo updated by HB28 and distributed at the June 20, 2013 Clean Water Fee meeting.
Clean Water Fee Rulemaking Process A diagram of the rulemaking process for Clean Water Fees distributed at the June 20, 2013 Clean Water Fee meeting.
Clean Water Fees final report

The Clean Water Fees report submitted to the General Assembly on December 31, 2012.

Fee Calculator presented at 11/15/2012 Meeting Fee calculator presented at the 11/15/2012 Clean Water Fees meeting.
Construction Permit Proposed Changes

This document reflects some of the department’s proposed changes to the Construction Permit process for wastewater construction permits.  It was distributed at the 11/15/2012 Clean Water Fees meeting.

Blank Fee Calculator

Fee calculator referenced at the 10/19/2012 Clean Water Fee meeting.  You can enter potential fees into the blue cells and the calculator will perform the calculations for you.

Discussion from 10/19/2012 meeting

This scenario represents the discussion conducted at the 10/19/2012 Clean Water fee meeting.  This version reflects adjustments made to the scenario distributed at the meeting.

Inital discussion draft of fee scenario Initial discussion draft of fee scenario distribuited at the 10/19/2012 Clean Water Fee meeting.
Budget shortfall presentation

Presentation on current budget shortfall presented at the 10/19/2012 Clean Water Fee meeting.

Fee Meeting overview presentation

Presentation on an overview of what has been covered in previous fee meetings presented at the 10/19/2012 Clean Water Fee meeting.

HB 89 Report Framework Presentation provided at the 10/19/2012 Clean Water Fee meeting that summarizes the major portions of the HB89 report.

Allocation to Permit Category Explanation

Presentation provided at the June 26, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This is an explanation of the methodology used to allocate costs by permit category.

Allocation to Permit Category Handout provided at the June 26, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This document represents costs to issue, service and administer Missouri State Operating Permits, based on the methodology presented at the 06/26/2012 meeting.
Suggestions for New and Enhanced Clean Water Services Presentation provided at the June 26, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This presentation summarizes the most common suggestions we received from stakeholders through our Clean Water fees discussions.
Clean Water Activities and Services – Stakeholder Suggestions

This document is a summary of suggestions received from stakeholders during the discussions related to Clean Water fees, activities and services.  These suggestions are from stakeholder meetings, Emails, and from the Clean Water Fees survey.

Clean Water Funding and Fees Presentation– Comparisons to Other States Presentation provided at the June 26, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This presentation summarizes research into how other states’ Clean Water programs are funded and the specific fee schedules other states use.
Current Missouri State Operating Permit Fees

Handout provided at the 06/26/2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This document summarizes the current fees for Missouri State Operating Permits.

Clean Water Services Requirements Information presented at the 06/26/2012 Clean Water Fees Stakeholder meeting.  This document was used as a basis for a discussion of clean water activities and what should be included or not included in a future clean water program.
Clean Water Funding and Fees Handout – Comparisons to Other States

Handout provided at the 06/26/2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This document provides the details of our research into other states’ funding sources and fee schedules.

Clean Water Expenditures by Activity – FY2011 Charts illustrating our FY2011 expenditures by Clean Water activities.
Clean Water Activities and Expenditures Presentation provided at the March 7, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  These slides provide explanations and examples of our Clean Water activities.
CW Services – Federal and State Requirements This information was requested at the 01/12/2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This is a summary of the federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements of the department’s Clean Water Services.
GR Support to DNR FY01 – FY12 This information was requested at the 01/12/2012 stakeholder meeting.  This shows the department’s appropriated General Revenue from FY01-FY12
GR Support for Clean Water Functions FY02 – FY11 This information was requested at the 01/12/2012 stakeholder meeting.  This shows the department’s General Revenue utilized for Clean Water efforts from FY02-FY11
Use of SRF Administration Fees

This information was requested at the 01/12/2012 stakeholder meeting.  This document summarizes the actual (FY09-FY11) and projected expenditures of each type of SRF Administration Fee subaccount.

Construction and Operating Permit Revenues – FY09 through FY11 This information was requested at the 01/12/2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This document includes revenue from construction and operating permit fees from FY09 through FY11.
5-Year Average CW Revenue and Expenditures This information was requested at the 01/12/2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This document illustrates 5-year averages for Clean Water revenues and expenditures (FY07 – FY11).

Expenditures by Fund Source

Presentation provided at Jan. 12, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  These slides illustrate our expenditures by fund source and describe each fund source.

Clean Water Fee Survey Results -  Summary

Presentation provided at Jan. 12, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  These slides provide a high-level summary of the survey results.

Clean Water Fee Survey Results – Detailed

A summary of the results to all questions from the 2011 Clean Water Survey

Water Quality Based Process

Presentation provided at the Jan. 12, 2012 Stakeholder meeting.  This document illustrates the relationship between major clean water activities

CW Activities – Citations & Staffing

A summary of the tables provided in the 2011 CW Fee Survey (activities description section).

Key Performance Indicators A table of performance indicators for FY09 – FY11 as provided in the 2011 CW Fee Survey

Voting Results – 05/01/2012 Meeting

Summary of suggestions that received votes from external stakeholders at the 05/01/2012 CW Fee Stakeholder Meeting

Questions and Answers

This section summarizes answers to major questions we receive during this process, both from Clean Water Fee stakeholder meetings and during other discussions.  We will be adding information to this section as more questions are received.

Why is the Department evaluating Clean Water activities and fees?
The passage of House Bill (HB) 89 during the 2011 Legislative Session reinstated the fee structure established in 2000 until Sept. 1, 2013.  HB89 also contains a requirement for the department to conduct a review of the current fee structure and produce a report with recommendations for a fee structure to the General Assembly by Dec. 31, 2012.  That requirement is avaialble at 644.054.4, RSMo (last paragraph).

What is the fee structure currently in effect?
The current fee structure is established in state statute at 644.052 and 644.053, RSMo.  A summary of the current fee structure is available at this link.

What is the difference in revenue between construction permit fees versus operating permit fees?
This information was requested at the Jan. 12, 2012 stakeholder meeting and is available in this document, which lists Fee Categories, describes the entities or persons affected by those fees, provides ranges for those fees and illustrates the revenue for each fee for FY09, FY10 and FY11.

What is the amount of SRF Administration Fees that have been used over the past few years?
This information was requested at the Jan. 12, 2012 Stakeholder meeting and is available in this document.  This document summarizes the actual (FY09-FY11) and projected (FY12) expenditures of each type of SRF Administration Fee subaccount.

What percentage of SRF Administration Fees is projected for use in this fiscal year (FY2012)?
This information was requested at the Jan. 12, 2012 stakeholder meeting and is available in this document summarizes the actual (FY09-FY11) and projected (FY12) expenditures of each type of SRF Administration Fee subaccount.

Are Natural Resource Damages, or NRD, restricted to use in the region where the damage occurred?
The use of natural resource damages is outlined in state statute.  Those requirements is available at 640.235, RSMo.

What has been the level of General Revenue, or GR, support for DNR and the portion of GR used to support Clean Water efforts since FY2001?
This information was requested at the Jan. 12, 2012 stakeholder meeting. A summary of the department’s appropriate General Revenue from FY01 through FY12 is in this document. A summary of GR directed towards Clean Water efforts is in this document.

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

Stakeholder Meetings

The department is conducting a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss current clean water activities and fees and to propose future activities and fees.  Stakeholder input will be considered in a report submitted to the General Assembly, per HB89 (644.054.4, RSMo).

There are three phases to these meetings as depicted below.

Phase I - Background
Clean Water funding sources and available uses, activities and expenditures
  • Oct. 24, 2011
  • Jan. 12, 2012
  • Mar. 7, 2012

Phase II – Path Forward
Missouri’s future Clean Water activities and funding structure

  • May, 1, 2012
  • June 26, 2012

Phase III – Putting It Together
Clean Water fees report framework, draft and review

  • Oct. 19, 2012
  • Nov. 15, 2012

Upcoming Clean Water Fee Stakeholder Meetings

None scheduled at this time

Previous Clean Water Fee Stakeholder Meetings

June 20, 2013

Nov. 15, 2012 – Putting it Together

Oct. 19, 2012 – Putting It Together – Discussing Clean Water Fee Scenarios

June 26, 2012 – Defining the Path Forward – Clean water program funding and fees

May 1, 2012 - Defining the Path Forward – Clean water program

March 7, 2012 – Background – Clean water activities and expenditures

Jan. 12, 2012 - Background – Clean water funding sources and available uses

October 25, 2011 – Background – Kick-off meeting

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