Governing Law and Regulations
Community right to know: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 292.600 to 292.625 and regulations at 11 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 10-11.210 to 10-11.250
Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC): Mo. Rev. Stat. 292.602
Hazardous substance emergency response plan: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.505
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality
Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
Tribal Emergency Response Commission (TERC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
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 follows the federal emergency planning requirements to establish the emergency planning and response requirements for facilities that are required to comply with the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). For additional guidance, see the national sections EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE. Missouri's right-to-know statutes and regulations generally mirror federal rules, with some additional reporting requirements. To review state chemical inventory and toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting requirements, see the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW.
Releases of known or suspected hazardous substances, equal to or in excess of their reportable quantity, have to be reported immediately. Also, a written follow-up notification has to be submitted. For details, see the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.
Large quantity hazardous waste ...