Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Water Pollution Control Program
Missouri Clean Water Commission (CWC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri follows the federal permitting regulations for stormwater discharges, including those from industrial facilities, construction activities, and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). In Missouri, these National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are called Missouri State Operating Permits. See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL for more information on the federal program and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER—CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for information on the state requirements for these specific types of stormwater discharges.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Water Pollution Control Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the stormwater discharge permit regulations in Missouri.
In Missouri, stormwater discharges are separated into those related to industrial, construction, and municipal sectors. Permit approvals are subject to standards associated with the receiving ...