Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act establishes a national program to address pollution from stormwater runoff, which is technically known 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 in addressing nonpoint source pollution.

This document is revised every five years to reflect current conditions. Contact the Department of Natural Resources' Soil and Water Conservation Program at 573-751-4932 for more information.

From 2011 through 2014, EPA conducted a national reform of the Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program.  All state programs, including Missouri's, are impacted by this reform and are undergoing changes.  A nonpoint source management plan has recently been developed to reflect new state and national priorities.

Nonpoint Source Management Plan 2014 Revision

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites the public to comment on the department's draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan.

Public Notice

The department's deadline to receive public comments about the draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan is May 22, 2015.
If you have questions, contact Colleen Meredith at colleen.meredith@dnr.mo.gov.

2002 State of Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan