Chapter 8 Stakeholder Workgroup

Description

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given priority to amending the Chapter 8 Design Guides.  Many of these rules have not been updated for the past couple decades. Chapter 8 rules concerning Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations will not be included in this revision process, but may be found here.

The proposed changes to 10 CSR 20-8.110 through 10 CSR 8.210 will be based on the 2004 and 2014 versions of the “Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities” (otherwise known as the 10 States Standards) developed by the Wastewater Committee of the Great Lakes-Upper Mississippi River Board of State and Provincial Public Health and Environmental Managers.  The 10 States Standards are considered national standards and are used throughout the United States and Canada.  Missouri is an original member of this committee and continues to participate today.

The Chapter 8 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 8 rule amendments.

Strategy

The department plans to rescind 10 CSR 20-8.020 and incorporate the small design guide into the larger design guide rules with exceptions as appropriate.  As a result, there will be only one reference for any size wastewater treatment facility.  The department hopes this amendment will reduce confusion and streamline the rulemaking process in the future.

The department is proposing amending 10 CSR 20-8.110 through 10 CSR 20-8.220 through the same rulemaking folder process.  Each rule will have multiple 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 the domestic Chapter 8 rules as a whole will better represent costs and impacts rather than focusing on a single component in a wastewater system.  Also, this proposal will reduce the rulemaking schedule by an estimated two years.

Timeline

No specific deadline has been developed for this task, due to the enormity of amending 13 rules.

Members

Upcoming Meetings

Aug. 26, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Dr.
Jefferson City
Agenda
10 CSR 20-8.130 Pumping Stations Third Draft Rule
10 CSR 20-8.200 Lagoons Third Draft Rule

Oct. 20, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Dr.
Jefferson City

Dec. 15, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Dr.
Jefferson City

Past Meetings

June 3, 2009

Agenda
Meeting Notes

Feb. 24, 2009

Agenda
Meeting Notes

Oct. 14, 2008

Agenda
Meeting Notes

July 22, 2008

Agenda
Meeting Notes

Rulemaking Developments

10 CSR 20-8.120 Gravity Sewers
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.

10 CSR 20-8.130 Pumping Stations
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.

10 CSR 20-8.140 Wastewater Treatment Facilities
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
10 CSR 20-8.140 Wastewater Treatment Facilities Fifth Draft Rule

10 CSR 20-8.180 Biological Treatment
For more information on this draft rule contact Leasue Meyers.

10 CSR 20-8.190 Disinfection
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
10 CSR 20-8.190 Disinfection Fourth Draft Rule

Completed Rules

10 CSR 20-8.110, Engineering – Reports, Plans and Specifications, became effective June 30, 2011.  The rule text is available online at the Missouri Code of State Regulations.

10 CSR 20-8.120, Design of Gravity Sewers, became effective Feb. 29, 2012.  The rule text is available online at the Missouri Code of State Regulations.

More Information

10 States Standards
Department Proposed Rules
Wastewater Construction Permitting
Water Protection Program Rule Development
Water Protection Forum