News Release 239

Clean Water Commission to discuss impacts of new water regulations. Commission to meet July 13 in Jefferson City

Volume 39-239 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 11, 2011—The Missouri Clean Water Commission will hear information on the potential impacts of proposed changes to water quality standards at a July 13 meeting.

The commission will hold the public meeting at 9 a.m. at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Dr., Jefferson City.

The changes to water quality standards, proposed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will update current regulations to ensure state water quality standards are reviewed and revised at least every three years as required by federal law. The department will present information on the regulatory impact report generated for this proposed rulemaking. The report is currently open for public comment.

At this meeting, the department will ask the commission to approve a $100,000 loan to the city of Linneus for wastewater treatment improvements. Other items on the agenda include updates on other proposed rulemakings and possible enforcement actions against Vaughn Topsoil Farm in Phelps County and Maher Brothers Inc. in Ralls County. Department staff will also provide routine updates on functions of the Water Protection Program.

People requiring special services or who wish to speak at the July 13 commission meeting can make arrangements by calling 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300 or by writing to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Clean Water Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0176. Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the program through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

The commission is a seven-member board that is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. The department provides staff support to the commission. The Clean Water Commission adopts rules and regulations and advises the department on various water quality issues.

For more information or a complete meeting agenda, contact Malinda Steenbergen at the Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-6721 or visit the department's website at