Missouri Water - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Missouri Clean Water Law, Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 644.006 to 644.136

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Wastewater: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 20-6.010 to 20-6.020

Effluent limitations: 10 CSR 20-7.015 and 10 CSR 20-7.031(4)(B)

Thermal discharges: 10 CSR 7.031(4)(D)

Pretreatment standards: 10 CSR 20-6.100

Stormwater discharges: 10 CSR 20-6.200

Agricultural waste: 10 CSR 20-14.010 to 20-14.030

Operator certification: 10 CSR 20-9.030

Drinking water: 10 CSR 60-1.010 to 60-16.030

Groundwater: Mo. Rev. Stat. 644.006 to 644.583

Oil spills: Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.505

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Region Kansas City, Tulsa, Little Rock, Memphis, Rock Island, St. Louis, and Omaha Districts

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Missouri is fully authorized to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for wastewater discharges, including those associated with stormwater and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Missouri's effluent standards are categorized by the type and quality of the water into which the discharge is being made. The standards generally follow the federal minimum standards under the Clean Water Act. Missouri also has procedures for obtaining wastewater discharge variances.

Missouri has received primacy from EPA to administer regulations under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA).

Projects that may affect wetlands in the state require dredge and fill permits from the ...


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