Missouri Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste management laws: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 260.200 to 260.255

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Hazardous waste management laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.350 to 260.609

Underground and petroleum storage tank laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 319.100 to 319.139

Missouri Air Conservation Law, Mo. Rev. Stat. 643.010 to 643.620

Missouri Clean Water Law, Mo. Rev. Stat. 644.006 to 644.586

Recycling laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.250 to 260.345

Drinking water laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.100 to 640.140

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers:

Generators: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 25-5.262

Transporters: 10 CSR 25-6.263

Facilities: 10 CSR 25-7.264

Used oil: 10 CSR 25-11.279

Regulatory Agencies

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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. In Missouri, the counterpart to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is responsible for protecting Missouri's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. Missouri received authorization from EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, state rules have to be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, DNR is required to periodically adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or adopt more stringent state standards.

State Requirements


DNR's mission is to help protect and preserve the state's natural resources. DNR works to fulfill this mission by cleaning up ...

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