SAFE DRINKING WATER COMMISSION

Water Protection Program fact sheet
09/2014
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Ed Galbraith
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  Statute/Authority: Statute 640.100 and 640.105, RSMo

Number of Members: 9

Number of Members Appointed by the Governor: 9

Is Senate Confirmation Required? Senate confirmation is required.

Membership Composition: All members of the commission shall be representative of the general interest of the public or of public water systems. Four members shall be associated with the operation of public water systems, one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population of 75 or less, one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population greater than 75 but not more than 2,500, one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population greater than 2,500 and less than 100,000, and one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population of more than 100,000; and five members shall represent the water consuming public. All members shall have demonstrated an interest and knowledge about water quality, and, to the greatest extent possible, the various associations representing water suppliers of the size classes shall be represented on the commission. All members shall be qualified by interest, education, training or experience to provide, assess and evaluate scientific and technical information concerning drinking water, financial requirements and the effects of the publishing of standards, rules and regulations.

Terms: Four years.

Political Affiliation: No requirement.

Compensation: Members of the commission shall be reimbursed for travel and other actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Geographic Consideration: None

Responsibilities of the Commission/Members:

Staff Contact:
Steve Sturgess
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
573-751-5331

Staff Assistant Contact:
Jessica Becklenberg
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
573-751-5331

Attorney General Office Contact
Jacob Westen
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-3321

Frequency of Meetings and Location(s): 4 - 6 times per year, usually in Jefferson City.

Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings and Preparation Thereof:
Meetings, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. hours plus travel time.
Preparation/Review of Material, 4 to 8 hours per meeting.

Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda: Agenda must meet Sunshine Law requirements; otherwise, no specific requirement.

Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings: A public comment period is offered during each meeting.