Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri has incorporated by reference the federal regulations for universal wastes and has added notification requirements for transporters in case of a discharge. Missouri also requires destination facilities that are also treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to separate their universal waste from their hazardous waste. In addition, the state more stringently regulates pesticides as well as large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUWs) that handle mercury-containing equipment (MCE) and lamps.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division of Environmental Quality of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers and enforces the universal waste rules in Missouri.