Number of Members
Number of Members Appointed by the Governor
Is Senate Confirmation Required?
The director of the Department of Transportation or his/her designee and eight representatives appointed by the director of the Department of Natural Resources (three representatives of the limestone quarrying industry, one representative of the clay mining industry, one representative of the sandstone mining industry, one representative of the sand and gravel mining industry, one representative of the barite mining industry and one representative of the granite mining industry). The director of the Department of Natural Resources or his/her designee acts as chairperson of the Council.
The director of the Department of Transportation or his/her designee serves indefinitely. The eight industry members serve for terms of three years. Any industry member may be reappointed, and all reappointments are for terms of three years.
Statute does not address this issue.
All members are to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred during the performance of their official duties in accordance with the reimbursement policy set by the director of the Department of Natural Resources. Reimbursements are to be paid from fees collected under 256.700 RSMo.
Statute does not address this issue; however, all members shall be residents of Missouri.
Responsibilities of the Commission/Members
The Council shall (1) annually review with the state geologist the income received and expenditures made under sections 256.700 and 256.705 RSMo, (2) consider all information and advise the director of the Department of Natural Resources in determining the method and amount of fees to be assessed, (3) represent the best interests of the Missouri mining industry, and (4) serve in an advisory capacity in all matters pertaining to the administration of sections 256.700 and 256.710 RSMo.
Geological Survey Program director
Missouri Geological Survey director
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402
Missouri Geological Survey
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402
Frequency of Meetings and Location(s)
At least once per year.
Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings and Preparation Thereof
Two hours for meetings, not including travel time and overnight lodging. One to three hours for preparation and review of materials.
Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda
Submit to Staff Assistant at least four weeks before the meeting for inclusion on the agenda and distribution of information to the council members for review.
Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings
Public is welcome to attend meetings and make comments and ask questions. Notices of meetings are posted in accordance with the Sunshine Law.
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.