The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given priority to amending the Chapter 7.015 Effluent Limitations. This rule has not been updated since 2014.

The proposed changes to 10 CSR 20-7.015 are to remove duplicative language/requirements, improve clarity and consistency throughout, address conflicts with other state regulations, and increase data collection for facilities of specific size in line with the Missouri Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

The Chapter 7.015 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 provide 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 7.015 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 website.


As part of the rule making process, the Department will hold a single stakeholder meeting for 10 CSR 20-7.015 on Feb. 6, 2018. Once the stakeholder process is complete, the department will proceed with a rulemaking report, regulatory impact report and fiscal note.


Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

Feb. 6, 2018
10 CSR 20-7.015 Effluent Regulations Red Tape Reduction DRAFT
Attendance Sheets