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Missouri Hydropower Water Quality Assessment(14-MO)

In Missouri, a hydropower developer may need a Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) licensed projects that may discharge dredged or fill material into a water of the United States, including wetlands.

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Permitting at a Glance

401 Water Quality Certification: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources reviews and issues site specific 401 Water Quality Certifications. Under Process 401(a)(1) of the CWA (33 U.S.C. § 1341), states have the authority to review and approve, condition, waive, or deny a 401 WQC .
401 Certification Agency: Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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Hydropower Program: Power Resources Office Directory

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