Missouri Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance emergency notification procedures: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 24-3.010

Regulatory Agencies
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Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

DNR 24-Hour Spill Response573-634-2436 National Response Center (NRC)800-424-8802

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Missouri's rules relating to oil spills follow the federal requirements. Notification of spills in excess of 50 gallons (gal) must be made to DNR and NRC. If the release is from an underground storage tank, the reportable quantity is 25 gal or more. In addition, if the spill, regardless of size, reaches or threatens any waterway, it must be reported. See the national section OIL SPILLS and the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for additional guidance about oil spills.

Also, see the state section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for guidance on oil spill prevention plans and contingency planning.

Administration and enforcement. DNR administers and enforces the state's rules relating to oil spill notification. Staff in the DNR's Environmental Emergency Response Section provide various kinds of technical assistance and on-site activities related to incidents involving hazardous materials, including oil.

DNR staff provide information to local officials, industry, and citizens about proper management of hazardous materials, cleanup standards, and remediation technologies. When needed, staff work with local, state, and federal agencies such as EPA and the USCG to ensure that prompt, appropriate action ...


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