Clean Water Fees

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Welcome to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Water Fees page. This page has been created in an effort to keep you informed and up to date on the effort to examine our Clean Water activities and devise an improved fee structure.This page will contain information related to all of our stakeholder meetings as well as links to supplemental documents. We will be adding information regularly.

The link below contains all relevant documents from the last CLean Water fee process.

2015 Clean Water Fees Documents

Questions and Answers

This section summarizes answers to major questions we receive during this process, both from Clean Water Fee stakeholder meetings and during other discussions. We will be adding information to this section as more questions are received.

Why is the Department evaluating Clean Water activities and fees?
The passage of House Bill (HB) 89 during the 2011 Legislative Session reinstated the fee structure established in 2000 until Sept. 1, 2013. HB89 also contains a requirement for the department to conduct a review of the current fee structure and produce a report with recommendations for a fee structure to the General Assembly by Dec. 31, 2012. 

Which Clean Water activities are federally required, state required, or discretionary?
This information was requested at the Jan. 12, 2012 stakeholder meeting. A summary of state and federal statutes and regulations can be found in this document.

Upcoming Clean Water Fee Stakeholder Meetings

The Department is conducting a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss current clean water activities and fees and to propose future activities and fees.

All meetings are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Lewis and Clark State Office Building, LaCharrette/Nightingale Creek Conference Rooms, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, MO.

Clean Water Fees Calculator v 1.0

The Clean Water Fee Calculator includes two tabs. One tab calculates permit and activity fee revenues, while the other tab calculates operator certification fee revenues. The Clean Water Fee Calculator can be used to explore different financial scenarios as a result of varying increases or decreases to fee rates within the respective permit fee category, activity fee category, and/or operator certification fee category.

To use the Fee Calculator, input a proposed dollar value in the Proposed Fee Level column in the corresponding green box of the fee category, activity fee category, and/or operator certification fee category. Based on the value entered, the tool will auto-calculate the scenario and provide the total projected additional revenue and the total final projected revenue. Three separate fee scenarios can be compared side-by-side.

For questions or assistance using the Fee Calculator, please contact Justin Sherwood at, Jane Davis at, or Chris Wieberg at Thank you.

Upcoming Meetings

March 10, 2020

Apr. 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 16, 2020

July 21, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020


Past Meetings

Feb. 10, 2020
Freight Chart
Video Part 1
Video Part 2

Note: There are issues with the audio due to technical difficulties with the sound system.

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