DNR Extends Comment Period for NPS Management Plan

Posted: July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Many thanks to Lt Governor Peter Kinder and all the State Senators and Representatives that sent letters to the DNR requesting that they extend the comment period and hold more public meetings. They have done so!

Here is the release from the DNR with meetings at the bottom of the notice:

Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act establishes a national program to address pollution from stormwater runoff, which is known technically as nonpoint sources of water pollution. Nonpoint sources of water pollution are the leading causes of water quality degradation in the United States. Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act specifically authorizes EPA to award grants to states with approved Nonpoint Source Management Program Plans. As required by Section 319(h), each state’s Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan describes the state program for nonpoint source management and serves as the basis for how funds are spent.

The document is revised every five years to reflect current conditions. Please contact the Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program at 573-751-1300 or 573-751-7428 for more information.

From 2011 through 2013, EPA conducted a national reform of the 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program.  All state programs, including Missouri’s, are impacted by the reform and are undergoing changes.  A new nonpoint source management plan is in development to reflect new state and national priorities.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites the public to comment on the department’s Draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan. The department will be hosting two public meetings.  The first meeting will be held on July 22, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dewey Short Visitor Center, 4500 State Highway 165, Branson.  The second meeting will be held on July 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive in Jefferson City.

Nonpoint Source Management Plan 2014 Revision

The department has extended the deadline to receive public comments on the draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan until Aug. 8, 2014. Comments may be submitted by email to greg.anderson@dnr.mo.gov and should include the sender’s contact information, or by U.S. postal service to Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program, Watershed Protection Section, PO Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176.
Public Notice Information

New developments in the plan revision process will be posted to this page as information becomes available.  Links will also be provided on the department’s Water Protection Forum website.

none DRAFT State of Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan (Revised 05/09/2014)

2002 State of Missouri Nonpoint Source Management Plan

 

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