Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Protection Program
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Region Kansas City, Tulsa, Little Rock, Memphis, Rock Island, St. Louis, and Omaha Districts
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 to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for wastewater discharges, including those associated with stormwater and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). 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. Missouri also has procedures for obtaining wastewater discharge variances.
Missouri has received primacy from EPA to administer regulations under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA).
Projects that may affect wetlands in the state require dredge and fill permits from the ...