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 is available in this document.

Upcoming Clean Water Fee Stakeholder Meetings

See statement below regarding COVID-19 and 2020 Stakeholder fee meetings. The department has cancelled all remaining 2020 Stakeholder meetings associated with Clean Water Fees.

Clean Water Fees Calculator v 1.0

This Clean Water Fee Calculator will be revised when Stakeholder meetings resume.

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 justin.sherwood@dnr.mo.gov, Jane Davis at jane.davis@dnr.mo.gov, or Chris Wieberg at chris.wieberg@dnr.mo.gov. Thank you.

Upcoming Meetings

Given the events that have occurred associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Water Protection Program has decided to postpone the clean water fees stakeholder meetings scheduled for the remainder of 2020. This postponement will allow the program to evaluate any economic impacts associated with the pandemic that would impact clean water fee discussions. The program will set up future meetings at a later date.

April 21, 2020 - Cancelled
May 12, 2020 - Cancelied
June 16, 2020 - Cancelled
July 21, 2020 - Cancelled
Aug. 6, 2020 - Cancelled

Past Meetings

March 10, 2020
Agenda
Presentation
Handouts
States Comparison
Freight Chart
Video

Feb. 10, 2020
Agenda
Presentation
Handouts
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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