Section 401 Water Quality Certification Rulemaking Subcommittee
Description: Missouri’s Section 401 Water Quality Certification Program receives direct authority from the Federal Clean Water Act to ensure federal actions do not adversely impact our water quality standards. Missouri regulation at 10 CSR 20-6.060 outlines the process by which applicants can request a certification from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Staff last revised the rule in 2001, and a number of state and federal statues, regulations, and policies have changed since that time.
Under Governor Greitens' leadership, all state agencies are working to reduce regulations and other government processes that unnecessarily burden individuals and businesses while doing little to protect or improve public health, safety, and our natural resources. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is committed to limiting regulation to what is necessary to protect Missouri's environment, implementing statutory mandates, and maintaining state control of programs. Any further proposed changes to rules discussed on this page are being developed with these goals in mind. We welcome your comments to help ensure that our regulations provide required protections but do not add unnecessary costs.
If you wish to provide comments on any existing department regulation, please visit the department’s Red Tape Reduction website.
DNR Staff Coordinator: Stacia Bax, 573-751-1300
None scheduled at this time