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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri adopts the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste, with the additions that primary exporters in the state must send notification and annual reports to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Missouri importers must register with the DNR and keep specific records. For additional information, refer to the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Missouri has adopted federal requirements for transporters of hazardous waste that are stricter than the federal rules. State requirements include a special operating license, a 10-day transit limit, recordkeeping, emergency response procedures, fees, and insurance. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.
Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contains certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives.
• Administration and enforcement. Although the federal regulations for ...