Water Protection Program fact sheet
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Ed Galbraith

This document provides engineering consultants a comprehensive guide of the Department’s recommendations and requirements for an approvable facility plan for Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects. Requirements are followed by the appropriate regulatory citation.

The facility plan must include sufficient detail to demonstrate that the proposed project meets applicable criteria. The data presented in the facility plan form the basis for the detailed design of the construction plans and specifications.

Facility plans must be approved by the Department prior to the submittal of plans and specifications, a construction permit application and associated fee(s). See 10 CSR 20-8.110(2)(A).

The following is a sample format for the required facility plan content:

Title Page (10 CSR 20-8.110(2).)
Include the following:

Table of Contents
Identify the headers, figures, tables and appendices locations.

Introduction (10 CSR 20-8.110(4)(B))
Include the following:

Planning and Service Area (10 CSR 20-8.110(5)(A))
Provide a map or sketch that includes:

Population Projection and Planning Period (10 CSR 208.110(5)(B))

Existing Facilities Evaluation
Existing Collection System – Include:

Existing Wastewater Treatment Facility – Include:

Hydraulic Capacity Determination (10 CSR 20-8.110(3))
Use the following flow definitions as a basis for the design of sewers, pumping stations, wastewater treatment facilities, treatment units and other wastewater handling facilities:

Existing Systems – Wastewater Design Flows: (10 CSR 20-8.110(3)(A))

 New Systems – Wastewater Design Flows: (10 CSR 20-8.110(3)(B)1) (10 CSR 20-8.110(3)(A)2)

Organic Capacity Determination (10 CSR 20-8.110((5)(C))
Use the following organic load definitions as a basis for the design of wastewater treatment facilities:

Existing Systems – Organic Loading: (10 CSR 20-8.110(3)(A)3.)

New Systems – Organic Loading: (10 CSR 20-8.110(3)(B)2)

Project Alternative Analysis (10 CSR 20-4.040(9)(A)1) & (10-CSR 20-8.110(5))

Detailed Alternative Evaluation: (10-CSR 20-8.110 (5)) & 10 CSR 20-8.110(6))

Recommended Project Alternative Summary and Justification
Summarize the recommended alternative.

Provide the following project costs with an estimation of how long these costs are applicable for the recommended project:

Provide a discussion of the proposed project funding methods.

Environmental Review
The environmental review ensures that the proposed project complies with applicable local, state and federal environmental laws and rules. No financial assistance will be provided until a final environmental determination is made.

The proposed project can demonstrate a need for a categorical exclusion (CE or CATEX), or a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) environmental assessment. Environmental information must be supplied to the Department in order for the environmental determination to be made.

For projects seeking a Categorical Exclusion – the following documentation is to be submitted to the Department:

Projects which do not meet the criteria for a CATEX must submit an environmental information document (EID) to the Department. The EID will be used to make a FONSI environmental determination. (10 CSR 20-4.050(4)(B)). At a minimum, the EID shall contain the following:

The clearance letters from the following agencies are required for a FONSI. If any of these clearance letters are deemed unnecessary, provide justification.

Historic Preservation:
Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Program
P.O. Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102 800-361-4827

Missouri Federal Assistance Clearinghouse:
Office of Administration Missouri State Capital Building, Room 125
P.O. Box 809 Jefferson City, MO 65101 573-751-0337

Division of State Parks:
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks
P.O. Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102 800-334-6946

Missouri Geological Survey:
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey
P.O. Box 250 Rolla, MO 65401 800-361-4827

Missouri Department of Conservation:
P.O. Box 180 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-522-4115

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Missouri Ecological Services Office 101 Park DeVille Drive Suite A
Columbia, MO 65203 573-234-2132

Corps of Engineers District Office:
The State of Missouri is divided between three different U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts: the Omaha District, the Kansas City District, and the Little Rock District. The district boundaries and addresses for the appropriate district office can be found online at

Public Participation
Projects seeking SRF funding must conduct public participation to allow the public an opportunity to provide input during the project development. A public hearing to discuss the estimated user charge rate is required. An environmental impact public hearing or meeting is required for projects receiving a FNSI determination from the Department.

Most recipients elect to hold the public meeting and public hearings on the same date for ease of coordination. Note that the public meeting and hearings are separate events and must be opened and closed in an official manner. If a recipient elects to advertise the public meeting and hearings together, each must be addressed separately with specific beginning times.

Estimated User Charge Rate Public Hearing
(10 CSR 20-4.040(14)(B)) Conduct a public hearing to discuss the proposed user charge rates and how they were derived. This public hearing shall be publicized with a public notice at least 30 days prior to the hearing date. Provide documentation of the public notice. The applicant shall prepare a transcript, recording or other complete record of the public hearing for Department review.

At a minimum, the following information should be presented during the public hearing:

Environmental Impact Public Hearing or Meeting (10 CSR 20-4.050(4)(B)2)
Conduct a public hearing or meeting to discuss the environmental impacts of the proposed project. This public hearing or meeting shall be advertised in a local newspaper of general circulation at least 30 days prior to the hearing date. Provide the publisher’s affidavit as documentation of the public notice. A meeting record of the public hearing or meeting must be provided for Department review. Any written or verbal testimony and the recipient’s responses to the issues raised must be recorded in the meeting record. Include with the meeting record, a list of all attendees with addresses. This meeting must be conducted prior to the FONSI determination and facility plan approval.

At a minimum, the following information should be presented during the public hearing: