Grant: $1,097,400 - Environmental Protection Agency - Jun. 5, 2009
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Award Description: The State of Missouri will pass-through $438,960 to Regional Planning Organizations. The RFP developed by the Department encourages applicants to give priority to watershed management planning, particularly in urban watersheds or sensitive watersheds threatened by development, along with green infrastructure, water or energy improvements related to water quality, or other environmentally innovative planning activities. Funding is also available for activities such as: pesticide/toxic control studies, watershed management plans, water quality standards, urban stormwater management plans, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plans, stormwater planning, point source plans, water quality monitoring, and the development of waste load allocations. Projects will be selected competitively based on the criteria described in the RFP. Eligible proposals will be evaluated by a review team and funding recommendations made by the Department. Recommendations will then be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. In developing their recommendations, Department staff will consider the consistency of proposals received in response to the RFP with other Department and/or agency water quality planning activities and priorities.The remaining $658,440 will be contracted for water quality studies to be performed: Nutrient monitoring within streams to develop nutrient criteria for water quality standards; dissolved oxygen monitoring to gather data on the levels of dissolved oxygen in our small streams to determine the naturally-occurring dissolved oxygen level; biological monitoring of specific streams currently on the 303(d) list due to narrative criteria violations from other types of data, but do not have adequate biological data; and two to four waste load allocation surveys (WLAs) on streams with facilities facing TMDL development or permit renewal, sites to be determined. Low-flow stream surveys to aid the permit renewal process, as well as providing a wealth of screening-level water quality data and potential permit compliance information, particularly for municipal lagoons. This work would be expedited by the fact that a Quality Assurance Project Plan for contractors performing these surveys has already been developed and approved by the Department. Development of a statewide wetlands inventory, biological criteria for wetlands, an inventory of reference wetlands, and a pilot wetlands monitoring program. This would be a valuable step toward defining the wetlands of Missouri, listing them in the state’s Water Quality Standards (WQS), and eventually protecting them with chemical and/or biological criteria in the WQS.
Project Description: DEVELOPED RFP AND SOLICITED PROPOSALS FROM ALL MISSOURI REGIONAL PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS. RECEIVED FOUR PROPOSALS AND EVALUATION TEAM REVIEWED, RANKED AND SUBMITTED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE PROGRAM TO THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR AND THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR CONCURRENCE. SOLICITED PROPOSALS THROUGH THE STATE'S OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION FOR CONTRACTORS TO CONDUCT MULTIPLE WATER QUALITY STUDIES. BIDS RECEIVED FROM MULTIPLE CONTRACTORS AND ARE CURRENTLY IN THE EVALUATION PROCESS. FINAL CONTRACT SELECTIONS HAVE NOT YET BEEN MADE.
Jobs Summary: None (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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