Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality
Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Emergency Management Agency Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri generally follows the federal rules for hazardous substance listing, inventory reporting, and toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting requirements, with some additional reporting requirements to state and local agencies. Missouri has its own Tier II reporting form, and requires the more detailed Tier II reporting in place of chemical lists or material safety data sheet (MSDS) reporting requirements under Section 311 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Missouri encourages electronic Tier II reporting using state electronic reporting software. To review federal TRI reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW.
For information on Missouri's rules for emergency planning for hazardous chemicals in the workplace, see the state sections EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE