Water Protection Program

Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act establishes a national program to address nonpoint sources of water pollution, which 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.

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 2013, 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.

Water quality partners and stakeholders will be invited to participate in developing Missouri's new plan to restore and protect waters impacted by nonpoint source pollution.  Public comments will also be solicited.  The entire process, including approval by the Missouri attorney general's office, will take place from 2013 to 2014. New developments and a tentative schedule will be posted to this page as the infomration becomes available.  Links will also be provided on the department's Water Protection Forum website. 

State of Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan (currently under revision)

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