Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Pollution Control Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri's air program is shaped by its State implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. The Air Pollution Control Program of DNR's DEQ administers and enforces Missouri's air rules.
MISSOURI'S AIR PROGRAM
The Missouri SIP was officially submitted in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, emission standards, nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related requirements in the various areas of the state.
The areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular criteria ...