Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects (APEPLSPLA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri has not established any state-specific oil spill prevention plan requirements that are in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan rules under 40 CFR 112. However, the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects (APEPLSPLA) has concluded that preparation and self-certification of SPCC plans are engineering responsibilities that must be performed by licensed professional engineers (PEs). Consequently, SPCC plans for Tier I or Tier II qualified facilities may not be self-certified and must be sealed by a Missouri PE unless they are created by federal employees on federal lands. The federal government may apply different standards to its employees.
Additionally, the state requires that owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that accept and/or ship hazardous waste via railroad tank car prepare a spill prevention plan for hazardous waste that parallels the requirements and guidelines as specified in 40 CFR 112. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for information on the federal spill prevention requirements and the ...