Missouri Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law, Missouri Revised Statutes 260.350 to 260.430 and 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 25-1.010 to 25-19.010

Regulatory Agencies
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Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Hazardous Waste Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Missouri's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); handlers of universal wastes; and handlers of used oil.

Note: Missouri has its own list of state hazardous wastes that are in addition to those listed under the federal regulations. These state hazardous wastes include certain materials containing specific levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). See the state section LISTED WASTES to review the lists of these additional wastes.

Administration and enforcement. DNR has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows DNR's Division of Environmental Quality to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, Missouri's hazardous waste management rules must have been at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal hazardous waste RCRA rules at the time of authorization. To maintain federal authorization, ...

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