Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Water Protection Program
DNR Soil and Water Conservation Program
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission (Commission)
Missouri Soil and Water Conservation Districts (Districts)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri's effluent standards are categorized by the type and quality of the water into which the discharge is being made. The standards generally follow the federal minimum standards under the Clean Water Act (10 CSR 20-7.015). Like the federal rules, the state incorporates whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing into their wastewater discharge permits. For more information about WET testing, see the national section BIOASSAYS/BIOMONITORING.
The state is also fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program (10 CSR 20-6.010 to 20-6.300).
The state has also established the Special Area Land Treatment (SALT) program in order to work with landowners to reduce soil erosion on crop, pasture, and woodland ...