The Missouri Dam and Reservoir Safety Council is responsible for administering Missouri Revised Statute sections 236.400 to 236.500. The council adopts and amends technological guidelines, standard guidelines, rules and regulations applicable to permits related to dam and reservoir safety. This includes the design, construction, maintenance, operation, alteration, repair, enlargement, reduction, removal or natural physical changes that may occur to a dam or reservoir. The council makes decisions on appeals from enforcement orders and permit conditions. When necessary, the council also begins legal actions to ensure compliance with Dam and Reservoir Safety laws and rules. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Dam and Reservoir Safety Program assists the council in its duties.
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The council meets at least four times a year. Agenda items vary, but they typically include public hearings, actions on rules, requests for variances or work related to compliance issues. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call options. The department attempts to correct any technical difficulties as they arise, but the meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.
If you would like to address the council on any agenda item, you will need to notify the department before the meeting. You can do this by emailing the council secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org if attending by Webex or conference call. If attending in person, you can complete a Speaker Request form that will be available at the registration table at the meeting.