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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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, ...