Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Hazardous Waste Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including empty container standards and federal organic air emissions rules, and adds its own more stringent provisions in connection with container labeling and storage of ignitable or reactive wastes.
In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division of Environmental Quality in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers and enforces the container requirements in Missouri.