Geological Survey Program
Geological Survey Rules in Development
Comments to any proposed draft may be submitted to Sheri Fry at email@example.com or by mail at P.O. Box 250, Rolla, MO 65402.
Well Construction Rules
Staff from the department’s Geological Survey Program, Wellhead Protection Section, will be conducting stakeholder meetings for the purpose of obtaining comments on possible changes to Chapter 3 of the Missouri Well Construction Rules. These changes may potentially change how water wells are drilled in the State of Missouri. Please plan to attend one of these meetings; your input is important in determining how we proceed with these changes.
The meetings will be held at the locations below and will be held from 6 – 8 p.m.
March 18, 2014 March 19, 2014
St. Louis County Library Department of Natural Resources
Daniel Boone Branch Southeast Regional Office
Red Room 2155 N. Westwood Blvd
300 Clarkson Road Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Ellisville, MO 63011
March 25, 2014 April 8, 2014
Department of Natural Resources Missouri Department of Conservation
Southwest Regional Office 3500 E. Gans Road
2040 W. Woodland Columbia, MO 65201
Springfield, MO 65807
April 9, 2014
Department of Natural Resources
Kansas City Regional Office
500 NE Colbern Road
Lees Summit, MO 64086
10 CSR 23-3.100 Sensitive Area A
A stakeholder meeting was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, for the purpose of obtaining comments on a proposed amendment to 10 CSR 23-3.100(1) Sensitive Area A of the Missouri Well Construction Rules. This is the point in the rulemaking process to provide comments and concerns about the draft language. The meeting was held at the Scenic Regional Library, Owensville Branch, 107 North 1st Street, Suite 1, Owensville, MO 65066 at 6 p.m.
Based on comments received at a stakeholder meeting held January 28, 2014, the proposed amendment for Sensitive Area A was revised. See the revised draft:
10 CSR 23-1.075 Disciplinary Actions and Appeals Procedures
House Bill 28 – Missouri Well Construction Rules (10 CSR 23-1.075)
The 2013 legislative session saw the passing of House Bill 28, which amended many of the laws relating to the state’s natural resources, including the Water Well Driller’s Act. Specifically, changes to Section 256.630, RSMo rendered the Missouri Well Construction Rule on Disciplinary Action and Appeals (10 CSR 23-1.075), invalid.
Section 621.250 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) was amended to include the Water Well Driller’s Act, Chapter 256.600 – 256.640. This law now states, “All authority to hear contested case administrative appeals granted in chapters … 256 … shall be transferred to the administrative hearing commission ... For appeals pursuant to … chapter 256 … the administrative hearing commission shall render a final decision rather than a recommended decision.”
Simply put, all appeals will now be heard by the Administrative Hearing Commission, whose decision will be final. Staff have begun a new rulemaking to address these changes. In the interim, the procedure to file an appeal with the Commission may be found online at moga.mo.gov/statutes/C600-699/6210000250.htm (see Section 621.250).
Questions regarding this change should be directed to Sheri Fry at 573-368-2115.
The draft language reflects HB 28 which was passed during the last legislative session.
Learn about the Rules in Development Process.