Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Water Pollution Control Branch Water Protection Program
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The state's NPDES permit and modification requirements follow federal rules and include state forms, permits, and permit fees. See the national section NPDES PERMIT for more information about the federal program.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Water Protection Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the NPDES permit program in Missouri.