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Long, Blunt announce lifting of permit moratorium at Table Rock Lake

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) and U.S. Representative Billy Long (Mo.) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will, on June 12, lift the permit moratorium for new and existing docks at Table Rock Lake. Blunt and Long included language in the Water Resources and Development Act, which was signed into law in December 2016, requiring the Corps to lift the moratorium and extend the comment period and time frame for the Shoreline Management Plan revision at Table Rock Lake. 

“For the past two years, residents on Table Rock Lake have been burdened with bureaucratic red tape and unnecessary restrictions,” said Rep. Long. “After talking with those individuals and hearing their frustrations, Sen. Blunt and I teamed up last legislative session and introduced language in both the House and Senate that would address their concerns. After years of hard work, meetings and working with the Army Corps of Engineers, those individuals will finally have the opportunity to build and update their docks.”

“I’m glad that Table Rock Lake families will soon be able to enhance and enjoy their property without needless government restrictions getting in the way,” said Sen. Blunt. “I appreciate Congressman Long’s partnership in getting this moratorium lifted, and urge the Corps to continue listening to the Table Rock Lake community as the process of finalizing the Shoreline Management Plan moves forward.”