Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri incorporates by reference the federal regulations for hazardous waste landfills. There are no additional state requirements. At present, Missouri has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste.
Missouri has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills which include the federal solid waste landfill requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division of Environmental Quality of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Missouri.