Missouri Wastewater Variances: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Missouri Clean Water Law, Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 644.006 to 644.141
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri generally follows the federal regulations for variances to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements, and has established a formal application procedure for obtaining variances to the Missouri Clean Water Law. See the national section WASTEWATER VARIANCES for additional guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Water Pollution Control Branch is responsible for the administration and enforcement of most of the state's water quality control regulations and has the authority to grant variances to the Missouri Clean Water Law. The DHSS has primary responsibility for administering the state's regulatory program, including for variances, for on-site sewage disposal facilities.
The DNR may grant variances relating to Missouri Clean Water Law whenever it is found that compliance with any rules will result in an arbitrary and unreasonable taking of property or in the practical ...