Water Protection Program
Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan
Section 319 of the Clean Water Act establishes a national program to address pollution from stormwater runoff, which is known technically as nonpoint sources of water pollution. Nonpoint sources of water pollution are the leading causes of water quality degradation in the United States. Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act specifically authorizes EPA to award grants to states with approved Nonpoint Source Management Program Plans. As required by Section 319(h), each state’s Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan describes the state program for nonpoint source management and serves as the basis for how funds are spent and the focus of nonpoint source efforts.
The document is revised every five years to reflect current conditions. Please contact the Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program at 573-751-1300 or 573-751-7428 for more information.
From 2011 through 2014, EPA conducted a national reform of the 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program. All state programs, including Missouri's, are impacted by the reform and are undergoing changes. A new nonpoint source management plan is in development to reflect new state and national priorities.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invited the public to comment on the Department's Draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan. The Department hosted three public meetings, two in Jefferson City and one in Branson, MO during the public comment period.
Nonpoint Source Management Plan 2014 Revision
The Department's deadline to receive public comments on the draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan ended Aug. 8, 2014.
New developments in the plan revision process will be posted to this page as comments are complied and Department responses become available. Links will also be provided on the Department's Water Protection Forum website. If you have questions please contact Greg Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRAFT State of Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan (Revised 05/09/2014)