Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri does not have a state statute that corresponds with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). However, Missouri's State Revolving Fund (SRF) regulations provide for an environmental review process, including the requirement for an environmental impact statement (EIS). The SRF consists of state grants and matching federal funds for loans or other assistance for pollution control projects.
DNR may also require an EIS for a particular project that will impact the state's environment. The preparation of an EIS follows the NEPA requirements. See the national section ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT for further guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR is responsible for determining whether a particular project will require the submission of an EIS and for administering the SRF program in Missouri, including environmental review requirements under the program.
SRF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
10 CSR 20-4.050
As required under the federal Clean Water Act, DNR must conduct an environmental review consistent with NEPA for any project proposed for funding through the SRF. The environmental review is to ensure that a proposed project complies with the applicable local, state, and federal laws and rules relating to the protection of Missouri's environment.
Basic Environmental Determinations