Governing Law and Regulations
Abandoned and uncontrolled waste sites and hazardous waste fund: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 260.435 to 260.552
Missouri registry of confirmed abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste disposal sites: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.440, Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.460, and 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 25-10.010
Property transfer: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.465 to 260.470
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air and Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Program Superfund Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri's Superfund is separate and distinct from the federal Superfund. The state Superfund law authorizes the establishment of emergency response activities in the state to respond to hazardous substance releases. The state also created the hazardous waste fund for use in the implementation of these activities and other expenditures.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR enforces Missouri's Superfund rules. EPA administers the federal Superfund program, although DNR conducts some site assessments and site inspections for EPA.
Many Missouri communities have abandoned contaminated properties that have not been redeveloped because of concerns about the perceived cost of remediation and liability. For a discussion of these properties, commonly known as "brownfields," see the state section BROWNFIELDS for additional information.
Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.440, Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.460, and 10 CSR 25-10-010
The Registry protects property ...