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.

Under Governor 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.

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.

2016 Update
MWEA 2017 Presentation-35 Years in the Making

Timeline

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

Request for Comments

As we are nearing the end of the stakeholder process, we are requesting comments on the latest versions of the draft Chapter 8 rules available on this webpage by Sept. 1, 2017.  The rules will be updated to reflect the comments received.  Based on the number of comments, the top three rules will be discussed at the Sept. 26, 2017 stakeholder meeting.

Members

Upcoming Meetings

To be determined

Past Meetings

July 13, 2017
Agenda
Attendance
10 CSR 20-8.110 Engineering-Reports, Plans, and Specifications Third Draft
10 CRS 20-8.180 Biological Treatment Fourth Draft
10 CSR 20-8.190 Disinfection Fifth Draft
10 CSR 20-8.200 Lagoons Ninth Draft

May 23, 2017
Agenda
Attendance
10 CSR 20-8.110 Engineering-Reports, Plans, and Specifications Second Draft
10 CSR 20-8.180 Biological Treatment Third Draft
AMCA Comment Letter No. 2
AMCA Response to Comment Letter No. 2
Jefferson Comment

2008-2016 Meeting Notes

Rulemaking Developments

10 CSR 20-8.110 Engineering—Reports, Plans and Specifications
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.

10 CSR 20-8.120 Gravity Sewers
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
10 CSR 20-8.120 Gravity Sewers Third Draft Rule
10 CSR 20-8.120 Gravity Sewers Fourth Draft Rule
10 CSR 20-8.120 Gravity Sewers Fifth Draft Rule

10 CSR 20-8.125 Alternative Sewers
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
10 CSR 20-8.125 Alternative Sewers Fifth Draft Rule

10 CSR 20-8.130 Pumping Stations
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
10 CSR 20-8.130 Pumping Stations Fourth Draft Rule
Smith & Loveless Comment Letter

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 20-8.150 Screening, Grit Removal, and Flow Equalization
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
19 CSR 20-8.150 Screening, Grit Removal and Flow Equalization Sixth Draft Rule

10 CSR 20-8.160 Settling
For more information on this draft rule contact Emily Carpenter.
10 CSR 20-8.160 Settling Fifth Draft
10 CSR 20-8.160 Settling Sixth Draft
10 CSR 20-8.160 Settling Seventh Draft

10 CSR 20-8.170 Sludge Handling and Disposal
For more information on this draft rule contact Leasue Meyers.

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

10 CSR 20-8.200 Lagoons and Land Application
For more information on this draft rule contact Leasue Meyers.
10 CSR 20-8.200 Lagoons Eighth Draft Rule
10 CSR 20-8.210 Supplemental Treatment Processes

10 CSR 20-8.210 Supplemental Treatment Processes
For more information on this draft rule contact Leasue Meyers.

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