Clean Water Rules Review

Public comment, during the regulatory development process, is typically offered by the public and interested groups.

Given the volume of clean water rules, the Water Protection Program is offering an opportunity for public comment on any of the rules before their scheduled reviews, beginning July of 2015.

Open for Public Comment:

Send comments to the Water Protection Program via email or in a pdf attached to an email, to the following staff members when the official rules reviews begin or currently:

Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7: Carol Garey
Chapters 4 and 8: Doug Garrett
Chapter 9: Darlene Helmig
Chapter 14: Refaat Mefrakis

As a result of HB 1135, a mandated review of the following rules will occur beginning on these dates and every five years thereafter:

  • titles 1 through 6 July 1, 2015
  • titles 7 through 10, July 1, 2016
  • titles 11 through 14, July 1, 2017
  • titles 15 through 19, July 1, 2018
  • titles 20 and higher, July 1, 2019

Rules Review Process and Criteria

The State Administrative Rules Review, as enacted in 2012, mandates a formal review of the Water Protection Program’s rules, to begin July 1, 2016. After publication of the official review, the public will have up to 60 days to submit comments to the department. Following the public comment period, comments will be addressed by the department.

The Water Protection Program will publish information regarding the formal publication of rules in the Missouri Register and will publish a report containing the results of the review together with an appendix of comments and responses attached to the report.