Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 644
Water Pollution
Section 644.052

August 28, 2014


Permit types, fees, amounts--requests for permit modifications--requests for federal clean water certifications.

644.052. 1. Persons with operating permits or permits by rule issued pursuant to this chapter shall pay fees pursuant to subsections 2 to 8 and 12 to 13 of this section. Persons with a sewer service connection to public sewer systems owned or operated by a city, public sewer district, public water district or other publicly owned treatment works shall pay a permit fee pursuant to subsections 10 and 11 of this section.

2. A privately owned treatment works or an industry which treats only human sewage shall annually pay a fee based upon the design flow of the facility as follows:

(1) One hundred dollars if the design flow is less than five thousand gallons per day;

(2) One hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than five thousand gallons per day but less than six thousand gallons per day;

(3) One hundred seventy-five dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than six thousand gallons per day but less than seven thousand gallons per day;

(4) Two hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than seven thousand gallons per day but less than eight thousand gallons per day;

(5) Two hundred twenty-five dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than eight thousand gallons per day but less than nine thousand gallons per day;

(6) Two hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than nine thousand gallons per day but less than ten thousand gallons per day;

(7) Three hundred seventy-five dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than ten thousand gallons per day but less than eleven thousand gallons per day;

(8) Four hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than eleven thousand gallons per day but less than twelve thousand gallons per day;

(9) Four hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than twelve thousand gallons per day but less than thirteen thousand gallons per day;

(10) Five hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than thirteen thousand gallons per day but less than fourteen thousand gallons per day;

(11) Five hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than fourteen thousand gallons per day but less than fifteen thousand gallons per day;

(12) Six hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than fifteen thousand gallons per day but less than sixteen thousand gallons per day;

(13) Six hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than sixteen thousand gallons per day but less than seventeen thousand gallons per day;

(14) Eight hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than seventeen thousand gallons per day but less than twenty thousand gallons per day;

(15) One thousand dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than twenty thousand gallons per day but less than twenty-three thousand gallons per day;

(16) Two thousand dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than twenty-three thousand gallons per day but less than twenty-five thousand gallons per day;

(17) Two thousand five hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than twenty-five thousand gallons per day but less than thirty thousand gallons per day;

(18) Three thousand dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than thirty thousand gallons per day but less than one million gallons per day; or

(19) Three thousand five hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than one million gallons per day.

3. Persons who produce industrial process wastewater which requires treatment and who apply for or possess a site-specific permit shall annually pay:

(1) Five thousand dollars if the industry is a class IA animal feeding operation as defined by the commission; or

(2) For facilities issued operating permits based upon categorical standards pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act and regulations implementing such act:

(a) Three thousand five hundred dollars if the design flow is less than one million gallons per day; or

(b) Five thousand dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than one million gallons per day.

4. Persons who apply for or possess a site-specific permit solely for industrial storm water shall pay an annual fee of:

(1) One thousand three hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is less than one million gallons per day; or

(2) Two thousand three hundred fifty dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than one million gallons per day.

5. Persons who produce industrial process wastewater who are not included in subsection 2 or 3 of this section shall annually pay:

(1) One thousand five hundred dollars if the design flow is less than one million gallons per day; or

(2) Two thousand five hundred dollars if the design flow is equal to or greater than one million gallons per day.

6. Persons who apply for or possess a general permit shall pay:

(1) Three hundred dollars for the discharge of storm water from a land disturbance site;

(2) Fifty dollars annually for the operation of a chemical fertilizer or pesticide facility;

(3) One hundred fifty dollars for the operation of an animal feeding operation or a concentrated animal feeding operation;

(4) One hundred fifty dollars annually for new permits for the discharge of process water or storm water potentially contaminated by activities not included in subdivisions (1) to (3) of this subsection. Persons paying fees pursuant to this subdivision with existing general permits on August 27, 2000, and persons paying fees pursuant to this subdivision who receive renewed general permits on the same facility after August 27, 2000, shall pay sixty dollars annually;

(5) Up to two hundred fifty dollars annually for the operation of an aquaculture facility.

7. Requests for modifications to state operating permits on entities that charge a service connection fee pursuant to subsection 10 of this section shall be accompanied by a two hundred dollar fee. The department may waive the fee if it is determined that the necessary modification was either initiated by the department or caused by an error made by the department.

8. Requests for state operating permit modifications other than those described in subsection 7 of this section shall be accompanied by a fee equal to twenty-five percent of the annual operating fee assessed for the facility pursuant to this section. However, requests for modifications for such operating permits that seek name changes, address changes, or other nonsubstantive changes to the operating permit shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred dollars. The department may waive the fee if it is determined that the necessary modification was either initiated by the department or caused by an error made by the department.

9. Persons requesting water quality certifications in accordance with Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act shall pay a fee of seventy-five dollars and shall submit the standard application form for a Section 404 permit as administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or similar information required for other federal licenses and permits, except that the fee is waived for water quality certifications issued and accepted for activities authorized pursuant to a general permit or nationwide permit by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

10. Persons with a direct or indirect sewer service connection to a public sewer system owned or operated by a city, public sewer district, public water district, or other publicly owned treatment works shall pay an annual fee per water service connection as provided in this subsection. Customers served by multiple water service connections shall pay such fee for each water service connection, except that no single facility served by multiple connections shall pay more than a total of seven hundred dollars per year. The fees provided for in this subsection shall be collected by the agency billing such customer for sewer service and remitted to the department. The fees may be collected in monthly, quarterly or annual increments, and shall be remitted to the department no less frequently than annually. The fees collected shall not exceed the amounts specified in this subsection and, except as provided in subsection 11 of this section, shall be collected at the specified amounts unless adjusted by the commission in rules. The annual fees shall not exceed:

(1) For sewer systems that serve more than thirty-five thousand customers, forty cents per residential customer as defined by the provider of said sewer service until such time as the commission promulgates rules defining the billing procedure;

(2) For sewer systems that serve equal to or less than thirty-five thousand but more than twenty thousand customers, fifty cents per residential customer as defined by the provider of said sewer service until such time as the commission promulgates rules defining the billing procedure;

(3) For sewer systems that serve equal to or less than twenty thousand but more than seven thousand customers, sixty cents per residential customer as defined by the provider of said sewer service until such time as the commission promulgates rules defining the billing procedure;

(4) For sewer systems that serve equal to or less than seven thousand but more than one thousand customers, seventy cents per residential customer as defined by the provider of said sewer service until such time as the commission promulgates rules defining the billing procedure;

(5) For sewer systems that serve equal to or less than one thousand customers, eighty cents per residential customer as defined by the provider of said sewer service until such time as the commission promulgates rules defining the billing procedure;

(6) Three dollars for commercial or industrial customers not served by a public water system as defined in chapter 640;

(7) Three dollars per water service connection for all other customers with water service connections of less than or equal to one inch excluding taps for fire suppression and irrigation systems;

(8) Ten dollars per water service connection for all other customers with water service connections of more than one inch but less than or equal to four inches, excluding taps for fire suppression and irrigation systems;

(9) Twenty-five dollars per water service connection for all other customers with water service connections of more than four inches, excluding taps for fire suppression and irrigation systems.

11. Customers served by any district formed pursuant to the provisions of Section 30(a) of Article VI of the Missouri Constitution shall pay the fees set forth in subsection 10 of this section according to the following schedule:

(1) From August 28, 2000, through September 30, 2001, customers of any such district shall pay fifty percent of such fees; and

(2) Beginning October 1, 2001, customers of any such districts shall pay one hundred percent of such fees.

12. Persons submitting a notice of intent to operate pursuant to a permit by rule shall pay a filing fee of twenty-five dollars.

13. For any general permit issued to a state agency for highway construction pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 6 of this section, a single fee may cover all sites subject to the permit.

(L. 1990 S.B. 582, A.L. 2000 S.B. 741, A.L. 2002 S.B. 984 & 985, A.L. 2013 H.B. 28 merged with H.B. 542 merged with H.B. 650)

Effective 8-28-13 (H.B. 28)

8-28-13 (H.B. 542)

10-11-13 (H.B. 650)

*H.B. 650 effective 10-11-13, see § 21.250. H.B. 650 was vetoed July 12, 2013. The veto was overridden on September 11, 2013.

*For effective and expiration dates for fees imposed by this section, see § 644.054.


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