Last updated Aug. 4, 2017

No Red TapeUnder Gov. Greitens' leadership, all state agencies are working to reduce regulations or other government processes that unnecessarily burden individuals and businesses while doing little to protect or improve public health, safety and our natural resources. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is committed to limiting regulation to what is necessary to protect Missouri's environment, implement statutory mandates and maintain state control of programs. Any proposed changes to rules discussed on this page are being developed with these goals in mind. We welcome your comments to help insure that our regulations provide required protections but do not add unneeded costs.

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Sections 260.380.1(10)(d) and 260.475.8 RSMo give the Missouri Department of Natural Resources the authority to conduct a comprehensive review of the hazardous waste fee structure and to develop proposed changes to the fee structure with stakeholder agreement. The goal of the Hazardous Waste Fee Workgroup is to review Missouri's hazardous waste fee structure and decide upon a proposal to revise the fee structure through the rulemaking process. The proposal would require stakeholder agreement and the approval of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission before being filed as a proposed rule. As the workgroup continues to move forward with reviewing Missouri's hazardous waste fee structure rules, this website will be updated to show the workgroup's progress.

Proposed Amendment to 10 CSR 25-12.010:
House Bills 28 and 650, passed by the General Assembly in 2013 and amended in 2014 by SB 642, established the authority for the Department to develop recommendations for changes to the hazardous waste fee structure, and for the Hazardous Waste Management Commission (HWMC) to approve those recommendations. This authority is found in Section 260.380.1(10)(d) and Section 260.475.8 RSMo. The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to amend the hazardous waste fee rule to reflect the following increased fees agreed to by the hazardous waste fee stakeholder workgroup:

  • Hazardous waste generator registration and renewal fee - increased from $100 for all generators to $150 for conditionally-exempt and small quantity generators and $500 for large quantity generators
  • In-state fee for hazardous waste generated in Missouri – increased from $5 per ton to $6.10 per ton
  • Minimum amount for in-state fee – increased from $150 to $200
  • Maximum amount for in-state fee – increased from $52,000 to $57,000
  • Land disposal fee for hazardous waste disposed on land as a final action – increased from $25 per ton to $29.50 per ton

The proposed amendment was filed on June 11, 2015, and published in the Missouri Register on July 15, 2015.  A link to the text of the proposed rule is below and additional information is available on the Hazardous Waste Program’s Rules in Development page, at the link below. 

The proposed increases to the generator registration fee, the in-state tonnage fee, and the land disposal fee are estimated to generate additional revenue in the amount of $502,165 annually to the Hazardous Waste Fund. The additional revenue is broken down as follows:

Generator registration fee:   $272,850
In-State Tonnage fee:   $205,042
Land Disposal Fee:    $24,273

Total Additional Revenue:   $502,165

The Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission held a public hearing on this rule action on Aug. 20, 2015 and the comment period remained open until midnight on Aug. 27, 2015.  Written comments shall be sent to the director of the Hazardous Waste Program at PO Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. To be accepted, written comments must be postmarked by midnight on Aug. 27, 2015.  Email comments shall be sent to Tim Eiken.   Please direct all inquiries to the Rules Coordinator of the Hazardous Waste Program, at 1730 E. Elm, Jefferson City, MO 65102, telephone (573) 751-3176.

Fee Recommendation:

Hazardous Waste Fee Stakeholder Workgroup Upcoming Meeting

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