Description: Pursuant to Section 644.145, RSMo.(known as HB 89),  the department is required to adopt procedures to determine whether a permit or enforcement decision is affordable and make a finding of affordability for each permit or enforcement decision related to combined or separate sanitary sewer systems or publically owned treatment works.  On Sept. 12, 2011, the department issued an interim procedure on affordability to meet its permitting obligations under the same law while the department holds stakeholder meetings to finalize the procedure.    

Guidance for Conducting and Developing a Cost Analysis for Compliance

Upcoming Meetings

April 2, 2015

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City
Rural Population Sustainability Assessment Tool
Missouri Rural Community Presentation
The department will host a workgroup meeting to discuss the Cost Analysis for Compliance and the department’s Community Services Program .Angela Buzard from Wichita State University will be present to discuss the department’s Rural Population Sustainability Assessment Tool. The department will use the tool to further justify schedules of compliance given to rural communities required to meet new NPDES permit requirements.
For more information, contact Lacey Hirschvogel.

Past Meetings

Dec. 5, 2014

CapDet Cost Analysis Presentation
EPA Issues Long-Awaited Water Affordability Guidance For Municipalities Article from Water Policy Report
EPA Memo: Financial Capability Assessment Framework for Municipal Clean Water Act Requirements

Aug. 25, 2014

AdHoc Cost Analysis presentation

March 7, 2012

Comments - Philip Wilson, Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc
Comments - Earl Pabst, Flotron & McIntosh
Comments - Poplar Bluff
Comments - Municipal Utilities and City Cable
Comments - Water Resources Alliance