Governing Law and Regulations
Treatment before disposal: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 260.393
Alternatives to landfills: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.394
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri adopts by reference the federal regulations for neutralizing characteristic hazardous wastes, including the definition of elementary neutralization units and the permit exemption for elementary neutralization units. For further guidance, see the national section NEUTRALIZATION OF WASTES.
Missouri also requires generators to use the best demonstrated available technology for neutralization before disposing of hazardous waste in a hazardous waste landfill.
• Administration and enforcement. The Hazardous Waste Program of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources administers and enforces the regulations that cover hazardous waste treatment, including elementary neutralization, in Missouri.
TREATMENT BEFORE DISPOSAL
Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.393
Generators in Missouri have a legal obligation to use, where feasible, the best demonstrated available technology for source reduction, recycling, treatment, stabilization, solidification, or destruction, including neutralization, before placing waste in a hazardous waste disposal facility.
Hazardous waste neutralization is preferred, as it renders the hazardous waste sufficiently low in toxicity, reactivity, and corrosivity as to present the least possible risk to human health and safety and to the environment in the ...