Air Conservation Commission

Air Pollution Control Program fact sheet
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Ed Galbraith

Statute/Authority: Statute 643.040

Number of Members: 7

Number of Members Appointed by the Governor: 7

Is Senate Confirmation Required? State Air Law requires Senate confirmation.

Membership Composition: All members shall be representative of the general interest of the public and shall have an interest in and knowledge of air conservation and the effects and control of air contaminants.

Terms: Four years and until successors are selected and qualified. Political Affiliation: No more than four from the same political party. Compensation: Reasonable and necessary expenses.

Geographic Consideration: At least three members shall represent agriculture, industrial and labor interests, respectively. No two members shall be a resident of or domiciled in the same Senatorial district.

Responsibilities of the Commission/Members:

Staff Contact
Darcy Bybee
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Staff Assistant Contact
David Gilmore
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Attorney General Office Contact
Jennifer Hernandez
P.O.Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Frequency of Meetings and Locations: At least 9 per year.

Preparation for and Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings
Preparation for meetings depend mostly of how many items are on the agenda. The preparation time can vary anywhere from four to eight hours and the meetings can vary anywhere from two to three hours. Therefore, time expended can be from six to 11 hours per meeting.

Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda
Items included on the commission meeting agenda must be issues or actions relating to air quality. Items include - rule actions (proposed rulemakings and orders of rulemaking recommended for adoption), enforcement actions (AGO referral requests) and permit actions (appeals and variance requests). At the commission’s pleasure, presentations about air quality topics of benefit to the commission, regulated communities, the general public and the State can also be included on the agenda (e.g., new technology in air pollution, specific air quality topics of interest).

Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings
The Missouri Air Conservation Commission provides opportunities for the public to provide comments. These opportunities, and how they are announced, are included in the following: