Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Water Protection Program
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Division of Environmental Health and Communicable Diseases Section for Environmental Public Health
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 is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal pretreatment program in the state, and has incorporated the federal requirements into its state regulations. For additional guidance, see the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Water Protection Program administers the state pretreatment program. DHSS is responsible for inspecting and enforcing construction requirements for on-site sewage disposal systems.
10 CSR 20-6.100
The National Pretreatment Program, which Missouri follows, requires large publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and smaller POTWs with significant industrial discharges to establish local pretreatment programs. The local programs must enforce all national pretreatment standards and requirements in addition to any more stringent local requirements necessary to protect site-specific conditions at the POTWs.
The state regulations do not supersede any pretreatment requirements, including any standards or prohibitions, ...