Missouri Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Livestock management: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 640.700 to 640.825

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Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 20-6.300

Definitions: 10 CSR 20-6.300(1)

Applicability: 10 CSR 20-6.300(2)

Exemptions: 10 CSR 20-6.300(2)(D)

Operating permits:

Neighbor notice requirements: 10 CSR 20-6.300(3)(C)

State no-discharge permits: 10 CSR 20-6.300(2)(B)(2)

Fees: Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.745

Buffer distances: 10 CSR 20-6.300(3)(B)

Inspections: Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.725 and 10 CSR 20-6.300(3)(D)

Secondary containment: 10 CSR 20-6.300(4)(E)

Recordkeeping: 10 CSR 20-6.300(3)(E)

Reporting requirements: Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.735 and 10 CSR 20-6.300(3)(F)

CAFO Indemnity Fund: 10 CSR 20-6.300(7)

Best management practices (BMPs): 10 CSR 20-6.300(3)(G)

Certification and training: 10 CSR 20-14.010 to 20-14.030

Operator certification: 10 CSR 20-14.020

Operator training: 10 CSR 20-14.030

Air emissions: 10 CSR 10-6.165

St. Louis Metropolitan area: 10 CSR 10-5.170

Regulatory Agencies

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Water Protection Program (WPP)

Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Missouri has been delegated authority to issue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for animal feeding operations (AFOs) under the Clean Water Act. Missouri has more stringent permitting and odor control requirements for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) than the federal program. See the national section AG WASTE for additional guidance.

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