Clean Water Commission fact sheet
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Kyra Moore


Statute 644.021

Number of Members


Number of Members Appointed by the Governor


Is Senate Confirmation Required?


Membership Composition

All members shall be representative of the general interest of the public and shall have an interest in and knowledge of conservation and the effects and control of water contaminants. All members shall have demonstrated an interest and knowledge about water quality. Two members, but no more than two, shall be knowledgeable concerning the needs of agriculture, industry or mining and interested in protecting these needs in a manner consistent with the purposes of sections 644.006 to 644.141. One such member shall be knowledgeable concerning the needs of publicly owned wastewater treatment works. Four members shall represent the public.


Four years and until successors are selected and qualified. Political Affiliation: No more than four from the same political party. Compensation: Reasonable and necessary expenses.

Geographic Consideration

None specified

Responsibilities of the Commission/Members

Exercise general supervision of the administration and enforcement of the Missouri Clean Water Law; Develop comprehensive plans and programs for the prevention, control and abatement of new or existing sources of pollution; develop Missouri’s Water Quality Standards and administer other clean water regulations; develop Missouri’s list of impaired waters; issue permits limiting the discharge of pollutants into the state’s waters; decide matters brought on appeal; administer variance requests; take enforcement action against those who violate the Missouri Clean Water Law and implementing regulations; certification of operators of municipal wastewater facilities and the largest Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation waste management systems; oversee financial assistance to protect and preserve water quality.

Plan outlining Missouri’s approach to addressing nonpoint problems; maintain a Continuing Planning Process that brings together and coordinates all aspects of water pollution control in an effort to assure the state maintains progress toward protecting and preserving water quality.

Staff Contact

Chris Wieberg
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Staff Assistant Contact

Krista Welschmeyer
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Attorney General Office Contact

Thais Folta
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Frequency of Meetings and Location(s)

Quarterly held in Jefferson City

Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings and Preparation Thereof:

Meetings 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (4 to 5 hours)
Preparation/Review of Material (varies) = averages 10 hours/meeting

Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda

Submission to staff assistant

Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings

30 day comment period required by law or allowed to comment during the public comment agenda item

Nothing in this document may be used to implement any enforcement action or levy any penalty unless promulgated by rule under chapter 536 or authorized by statute.

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