Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri does not have a property transfer law that requires DNR to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place.
Missouri adopts the federal regulations that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to record, in the appropriate land records, certain information about the facility when it is closed.
The state also regulates the transfer of property through several other programs and regulations, including for brownfields and Superfund sites.
• Administration and enforcement. Various programs and divisions within DNR enforce the property transfer rules in Missouri.
HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITIES
10 CSR 25-7.264(2)(G)
In addition to the federal closure requirements, when an owner or operator of a hazardous waste management facility certifies a closure that did not result in removal of wastes to background levels, the following must be done:
- The owner or operator has to record a notation that the land has been used to manage hazardous waste. This notation has to be recorded on an instrument that is ordinarily examined during a title search and that will forever notify a potential purchaser of the previous use of the property.
- The notation must ...