Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air and Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Program
DNR Water Protection and Soil Conservation Division Water Pollution Control Program
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 has adopted the federal leak detection rules and added several more stringent state requirements. The state's pollution control rules require leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.
All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments have to have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. See the state sections LANDFILLS and SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS for additional guidance.
A leak detection system on a hazardous waste storage tank is referred to as secondary containment. In addition, to ensure ...