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Chapter 640

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  *640.080.  E. coli measuring standard — posting of signs when beaches exceed, language — authority to close beaches. — 1.  For Missouri state parks' designated swim beaches, a standard that measures E. coli using the Environmental Protection Agency's Method 1603, or any other equivalent method that measures culturable E.  coli, with the geometric mean (GM) of weekly sampling of one hundred ninety colony forming units per one hundred milliliters shall be utilized.

  2.  If beaches exceed the GM standard established in subsection 1 of this section, the department of natural resources shall post the beach with signs that state "Swimming is Not Recommended".

  3.  The department reserves the right to close a beach in the event of a documented health risk including things such as but not limited to wastewater bypass, extremely high sampling values, spills of hazardous chemicals, or localized outbreaks of an infectious disease.


(L. 2013 H.B. 28 merged with H.B. 650)

Effective 7-12-13 (H.B. 28); 9-11-13 (H.B. 650)

*H.B. 650 was vetoed July 12, 2013.  The veto was overridden on September 11, 2013.

*Revisor's Note:  Article III, Sections 29 and 32 of the Missouri Constitution, and Sections 1.130 and 21.250, RSMo, do not specifically address the effective date of a section subject to an emergency clause which is overridden by the general assembly.

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