Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Missouri Department of Public Safety Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
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. Generally, Missouri follows the federal release notification requirements as explained in the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. However, the state's list of reportable substances is more inclusive than the federal list, and state and local authorities have to be notified in the event of an emergency.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR and MERC administer and enforce the state's emergency response program. Some authority has been delegated to the LEPCs and local fire departments throughout the state to facilitate first response activities.
10 CSR 24-3.010
The state's hazardous ...