Governing Law and Regulations
Solid waste management laws: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 260.200 to 260.255
Hazardous waste management laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.350 to 260.609
Underground and petroleum storage tank laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 319.100 to 319.139
Missouri Air Conservation Law, Mo. Rev. Stat. 643.010 to 643.620
Missouri Clean Water Law, Mo. Rev. Stat. 644.006 to 644.586
Recycling laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.250 to 260.345
Drinking water laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.100 to 640.140
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers:
Generators: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 25-5.262
Transporters: 10 CSR 25-6.263
Facilities: 10 CSR 25-7.264
Used oil: 10 CSR 25-11.279
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
EPA Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Missouri, the counterpart to EPA is DNR. DNR is responsible for protecting Missouri's land, water, and air from pollution.
• Administration and enforcement. Missouri received authorization from EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, state rules have to be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, DNR is required to periodically adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or adopt more stringent state standards.
DNR's mission is to help protect and preserve the state's natural resources. DNR works to fulfill this mission by cleaning up pollution from the past, addressing pollution problems of today, and ...