Continuing Planning Process
Element 6 - Public Participation
Through the use of the department’s Water Protection Forum, the department will involve stakeholders in the development of its water quality standards. Additionally, because Missouri’s water quality standards are contained in the state’s Code of State Regulations, the Secretary of State’s administrative rules provide specific procedures for promulgating, rescinding, and amending the water quality standards. Such procedures include a public comment period and a public hearing. Public involvement will also be facilitated through quarterly Clean Water Commission meetings, which are open to the public and streamed live to the internet.