The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given priority to amending Chapter 6 Permits. Many of these rules have not been updated for several decades.

The Chapter 6 Stakeholder Workgroup is an informal and voluntary public participation activity conducted in addition to the formal public participation process required for formal rulemaking. The Missouri Clean Water Commission will conduct a public hearing and accept comments on the proposed rule amendments after publication in the Missouri Register. The workgroup’s primary purpose is to provide engaged stakeholders an opportunity to add input and comment on proposed rulemaking changes. The discussions and comments from the workgroup sessions will be considered while the department drafts and finalizes the Chapter 6 rule amendments.

Under Gov. Greitens' leadership, all state agencies are working to reduce regulations and other government processes that unnecessarily burden individuals and businesses while doing little to protect or improve public health, safety and our natural resources. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is committed to limiting regulation to what is necessary to protect Missouri's environment, implementing statutory mandates and maintaining state control of programs. Any further proposed changes to rules discussed on this page are being developed with these goals in mind. We welcome your comments to help ensure that our regulations provide required protections but do not add unnecessary costs.

If you wish to provide comments on any existing department regulation, please visit the department’s Red Tape Reduction webpage.


The department is proposing amending 10 CSR 20-6.010 through 10 CSR 20-6.300, excluding 10 CSR 20-6.040 and 10 CSR 20-6.050, through the rulemaking folder process. Each rule will have scheduled stakeholder discussions. After all the rules have been through the stakeholder process, the department will proceed with one encompassing rulemaking report, regulatory impact report and fiscal note. The department believes presenting all of Chapter 6 - Permits will better represent costs and impacts rather than focusing on a single components.

To ensure sufficient time for each part of Chapter 6 and stakeholder involvement, open discussion on Chapter 6 occurred on Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, 2018. See Past Meetings for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

Nothing scheduled at this time. 

Past Meetings

Jan. 30, 2018 Chapter 6 Stakeholder Meeting
Attendance Sheets
10 CSR 20-6.010 – Construction and Operating Permits
10 CSR 20-6.011 - Fees
10 CSR 20-6.011 - Presentation
10 CSR 20-6.015 – No Discharge Permits
10 CSR 20-6.020 – Public Participation, Hearing and Notice to Governmental Agencies
10 CSR 20-6.070 – Groundwater Heat Pump Operating Permit
10 CSR 20-6.080 – Signatures for Construction Permits, Operating Permits and Ground Water Heat Pump Injection/Withdrawal Wells - rescinded

Feb. 2, 2018 Chapter 6 Stakeholder Meeting: See below for specific meeting information
Attendance Sheets
10 CSR 20-6.030 – Wastewater in Residential Housing Development
10 CSR 20-6.060 – Water Quality Certification
10 CSR 20-6.090 – Class III Mineral Resources Injection/Production Well Operating Permit
10 CSR 20-6.200 – Stormwater Regulations
10 CSR 20-6.300 – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Program Presentation


More information is available on the Water Protection Forum webpage.








February 2nd agenda

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