State government agencies, such as the Arkansas Department Energy and Environment Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources develop or update water policies through a formal “rule-making” process. These rules are designed to facilitate appropriate implementation of laws.

Ozarks Water Watch participates in the policy or rule-making process by attending stakeholder meetings and providing written comments to the agency. The great thing about this policy process is that the public is encouraged to participate as well. Everyone has the right to submit a comment during the public comment period.

Missouri Department of Natural Resource Meetings

MOG84 PUBLIC MEETING
Water Protection Program
Event Dates: Jan 20, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 AM

PUBLIC MEETING FOR MORA AND MOR100 LAND DISTRUBANCE PERMIT RENEWAL
Water Protection Program
Event Dates: Jan 27, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

WATER PROTECTION FORUM MEETING
Water Protection Program
Event Dates: Feb 10, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SOIL AND WATER DISTRICT COMMISSION MEETING
Soil and Water Conservation Program
Event Dates: Feb 10, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PUBLIC MEETING FOR MORA AND MOR100 LAND DISTRUBANCE PERMIT RENEWAL
Water Protection Program
Event Dates: Feb 17, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

CLEAN WATER COMMISSION MEETING
Water Protection Program
Event Dates: Apr 16, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

OIL AND GAS COUNCIL MEETING
Geological Survey
Event Dates: Apr 21, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WATER PROTECTION FORUM MEETING
Water Protection Program
Event Dates: May 12, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For more info on these meetings and other meetings please visit https://dnr.mo.gov/