Clean Water SRF Affordability Stakeholder Workgroup

Description
On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. Among its provisions are amendments to Titles I, II, V, and VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. These amendments affected the Clean Water State Revolving Funding program. As amended, the act now includes the requirement for states to establish an affordability criteria no later than Sept. 30, 2015. States are to provide a public notice period and the opportunity for public comment.

Policy
After three stakeholder meetings and a public notice period, the department adopted the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Additional Subsidization Affordability Analysis policy on Sept. 21, 2015.
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Additional Subsidization Affordability Analysis Policy

Upcoming Meetings

TBA

Past Meetings

July 29, 2015
Agenda
Attendance
Presentation
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Affordability Policy Third Draft
Example Clean Water SRF Additional Subsidization Affordability Analysis

June 17, 2015
Attendance Record
Presentation
Revised Agenda
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Affordability Second Draft Policy

May 20, 2015
Agenda
Attendance Record
Presentation
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Affordability First Draft Policy
Shafer, Kline & Warren comments received May 15, 2015
Shafer, Kline & Warren comments received May 19, 2015
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District comments received May 26, 2015

Public Notice Period
The department provided a 30-day public notice period for public comments July 6 through Aug. 5, 2015. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed policy were invited to submit them in writing to Emily Carpenter, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Financial Assistance Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. Email comments were accepted at the following address: DNR.SRFPublicNotice@dnr.mo.gov.

The department considered all written comments in preparation for the final policy decision.

Water Resources Reform and Development Act Information
Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014
EPA Guidance for WRRDA Sept. 14, 2014
EPA Guidance for WRRDA Jan. 6, 2015

Missouri Affordability Information
Affordability Subcommittee
Financial Questionnaire, Form--MO 780-2511
Guidance for Conducting and Developing a Cost Analysis for Compliance

More Information
Water Protection Financial Assistance Center
Water Protection Forum
Water Protection Program Public Notices