Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Water Pollution Control Program
Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Division of Weights and Measures
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri has adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes 30, 30A, and 58, which govern aboveground storage tank (AST) design and installation. See the national section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for an overview of NFPA and other industry standards for ASTs.
Regulated AST owners and operators are required to demonstrate financial responsibility for releases of product from tanks. Insurance coverage for ASTs containing petroleum is available through the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund PSTIF.
For storage tanks that contain hazardous wastes, see the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE and HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS.
• Administration and enforcement. MDA's Division of Weights and Measures administers the state fire code regulations. DNR's Water Pollution Control Program administers and enforces the petroleum storage tank rules in Missouri. The PSTIF administers the PSTIF, providing insurance for AST owners and operators and funds for AST site cleanup.