Missouri Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container management rules: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 25-7.264(2)(I) and 10 CSR 25-7.265(2)(I) (interim status)

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Empty container rules: 10 CSR 25-4.261(1)

Labeling requirements: 10 CSR 25-5.262(2)(C)1 and 10 CSR 25-7.264(2)(I)2

Standards for ignitable or reactive wastes: 10 CSR 25-5.262(2)(C)5), 10 CSR 25-7.264(2)(I), and 10 CSR 25-7.265(2)(I)

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


10 CSR 25-5.262(2)(C)1 and 10 CSR 25-7.264(2)(I)2

Missouri requires that containers storing hazardous waste be labeled in compliance with applicable U.S. Department of Transportation labeling requirements (49 CFR 172.400 to 172.450) during the entire time the waste is ...

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