Our Mission
  • To serve as the voice for industry on environmental affairs.
  • To inform the general public of what is being done to maintain and improve the quality of our environment.
  • To exchange information and promote cooperation among industries, conservation associations, municipalities and state and federal agencies.
  • To educate industry about proposed and final legislation and regulations concerning environmental matters.


COVID-19 Updates

Our request letter for regulatory relief may be found in the attachments below

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Addresses Regulatory Relief Requests: 

The Memorandum notes that the agency’s “compliance-assistance approach” remains in effect and that it will continue to work with all entities “that demonstrate a sincere commitment to compliance.” Further acknowledged is that some entities may need to prioritize compliance activities. Emphasized as a first priority is protecting human health and the environment. Documentation of such efforts is required “to the greatest extent possible.” However, MDNR recognizes that reduced workforces may mean timely reporting could be a challenge. As a result, it is willing to accept alternate reporting schedules where appropriate.

EPA issued regulatory relief letter. Pertinent information here, full letter attached below: 

2020 PC&E Commission Meeting Dates   Note: The Friday, April 24 meeting is cancelled. The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Diamond Award Brochure

Missouri Department of Natural Resources COVID-19 Letter

EPA COVID-19 Guidance

AEF Regulatory Relief Request in response to COVID-19


Diamond Award Application Period Now Open!

Apply here. Deadline is July 24.

Save the dates

Land & Sustainability Seminar, April 22, 2020 POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD

Water Seminar, April 23, 2020 POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD

Air Seminar, May 7, 2020 POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD

Convention, October 7-9, 2020


NOTICE: All meetings at DEQ are postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. 

4/6     EASE comments due to DEQ Air Division POSTPONED to 4/21

4/8          Fiscal session convenes

4/22          Legislative Reception co-hosted by AEF & Government Solutions, Next Level Events, 5:00 p.m. POSTPONED INDEFINITELY--WATCH FOR OUR PRE-SESSION PARTY, 2021

Spring      Stakeholder meeting to discuss proposed legislative changes to solid waste licensing. Held in Northeast Arkansas. Exact date and time TBD.


*AEF members have internal deadlines to compile comments to send to DEQ on deadlines. Please, refer to our website environmentark.org or e-mail Ava at aroberts@environmentark.org for more information

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