Water Quality Standards Workgroup

Description

This group will assist the department in developing and refining appropriate water quality standards for the protection of streams, lakes and wetlands that are waters of the state. The group will help identify and designate existing and attainable beneficial uses in and on these waters, and will also help revise and establish the criteria for protecting those uses. The new criteria should better reflect the most recent understanding of the science and the regulatory obligations extending to Missouri's waters.

Timeline:
No specific deadline has been developed for this task, however, issues for discussion were identified during the 2014 solicitation of items to be included in the next triennial review of the WQS - Public Notice of Intent to Initiate Triennial Review.

Water Quality Standards webpage

Members

John Hoke - DNR Staff Coordinator

Nutrient Criteria Development Stakeholder Workgroup

Upcoming Meetings

Dec. 7, 2016, 1-4 p.m.
Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting - Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Elm Street Conference Center
1730 E. Elm St. - Lower Level
Jefferson City
Agenda
Draft Missouri Lake Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rationale of Nov. 21, 2016

Past Meetings

Nutrient Criteria Threshold of May 12, 2016

Dec. 10, 2015 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Draft Water Quality Standards Rulemaking
Draft Water Quality Standards Rulemaking Tables
Draft 304(a) Updated Parameters
Presentation

Nov. 10, 2015 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Lake Numeric Nutrient Criteria Comment Letter Oct. 19, 2015
Preliminary DRAFT Comments on Proposed WQS/NNC Document, Steve Taylor, MO-AG, Oct. 1, 2015
Presentation - Lake Numeric Nutrient Criteria, Nov. 10, 2015

Oct. 5, 2015 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Attendance Sheet
Rationale for Missouri Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Lakes
Proposed Nutrient Rule

April 9, 2015 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Attendance Sheet
Workgroup Meeting Overview Presentation - John Hoke
Missouri Water Quality Standards 2015 and 2016 Reviews
Attachment 1: Intent to Initiate Triennial Review
Attachment 2: Public Comments for Intent to Initiate Triennial Review of Missouri's Water Quality Standards
Attachment 3: Triennial Review Stakeholder Workgroup Meetings: Agendas and Attendance Sheets

March 5, 2015 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Missouri Aquatic Habitat Use Attainability Analysis: Stream Survey and Assessment Protocol
Agenda
Attendance Sheet
Public Comments on Draft Missouri Aquatic Habitat Use Attainability Analysis: Stream Survey and Assessment Protocol

Feb. 18, 2015 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Audio
Attendance Sheet
10 CSR 20-7.031 Water Quality Standards Ammonia Criteria Revisions
Petition requesting revision to Cadmium Water Quality Standard
Petition requesting revision to Lead Water Quality Standard
EPA-Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia-Freshwater, April 2013
EPA-Flexibilities for States Applying EPA's Ammonia Criteria Recommendations, April 2013
EPA-Technical Support for Conducting and Reviewing Freshwater Mussel Occurrence Surveys
EPA-Revised Deletion for the Site-Specific Recalculation Procedure for Aquatic Life Criteria, April 2013
Nutrient Criteria: Protection of Aquatic Life

Dec. 3, 2014 - Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Attendance Sheet
Presentation - Missouri Wetland Water Quality Standards: Update
Presentation - EPA Approved Nutrient and Chlorophyll-a Criteria for Lakes in Other States
Presentation - Nutrient Criteria and Lakes Used for Drinking Water
Oct. 22, 2014 EPA Decision Letter

Oct. 17, 2014 -Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Attendance Sheet
Presentation - Chris Ingersoll and Ning Wang, Preliminary Summary of Results From USGS Laboratory Toxicity Testing of Major Ions With Select Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates
Poster - Acute and Chronic Sulfate Toxicity to Select Freshwater Organisms in Water-only Exposures
Poster - Sensitivity of Freshwater Mussels at Two Life Stages to Acute or Chronic Effects of NaCl or KCl
Poster - Acute Sensitivity of Freshwater Mollusks and Commonly Tested Invertebrates to Select Chemicals With Different Toxic Modes of Action

Aug. 26, 2014 - Wetlands Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Presentation

Sept. 4, 2013 - Water Classification Workgroup
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Water Quality Standards Interactive Map Viewer For optimal results please use Internet Explorer® 8 or Firefox® Version 22 when viewing the interactive map
Water Quality Standard Geographic Information System Data Public Notice Guide
Draft Missouri Aquatic Habitat Use Attainability Analysis Protocol

March 27, 2013 - Wetlands Technical Subcommittee Meeting
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Goals of the Wetlands Technical Subcommittee
Water Resources Center-Missouri Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment Project
Nebraska Wetland Water Quality Standards
Water Quality, Hydrology, and Invertebrate Communities of Three Remnant Wetlands in Missouri, 1995-97
Hydrology and Cycling of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Little Bean Marsh: A Remnant Riparian Wetland Along the Missouri River in Platte County, Missouri, 1996-97
Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats Classification Table
Wetland Water Quality Standards for States (Association of State Wetland Managers)

Feb. 7, 2013 - Wetlands Technical Subcommittee Meeting
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Core Elements of an Effective State and Tribal Wetlands Program Framework (EPA)
National Guidance Water Quality Standards for Wetlands
Corp of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual
Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Region (Version 2.0)
Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Region (Version 2.0)
Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Midwest Region (Version 2.0)

Dec. 18, 2012
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet

Oct. 11, 2012
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Presentation on Possible Procedure to Set DO Criteria for Newly Classified Streams

Aug. 2, 2012 - Technical Subcommittee Meeting
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet

July 17, 2012
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Presentation on Tiered Aquatic Life Use

June 28, 2012
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Goals of TALU Technical Subcommittee
Goals of Wetlands Technical Subcommittee
Presentation on Aquatic Life Designated Uses and Use Attainability Analysis
Presentation on Water Quality Protections for Wetlands

June 7, 2012
Agenda
Notes
Attendance Sheet
Presentation on Characteristics of RAM data
Presentation on Waters of the United States
Video

May 17, 2012
Agenda
Notes
Attendence Sheet

April 8, 2010
Agenda
Water Classification Rule Revisions
Presentation on Estimate of Fiscal Impact of Water Classification Rule

Jan. 15, 2009
Agenda
Summary of meeting
Unclassified Resource Assessment and Monitoring Program, or RAM, sites
National Hydrography Dataset
Headwater Stream Aquatic Life Assessment of Aquatic Conservation Opportunity Areas

Feb. 19, 2009
Agenda
Section 1 10 CSR 20-7.031 - Strawman
Narrative Presentation
National Hydrography Dataset
Small Streams presentation by Mo Coalition for the Environment

July 16, 2009
Agenda
Strawman
Specific Criteria
UAA Proposal

Sept. 3, 2009
Agenda
Section 1 10 CSR 20-7.031 - Strawman
Definition of Uses-Chapter 2