Laws and Regulations
- The term "statute" generally means an act or law passed by a legislative body, such as the Missouri General Assembly or the United States Congress.
- The term "regulation" generally means a rule or standard that has the force of law once promulgated by an administrative agency within its statutory authority. Sometimes referred to as a "Rule."
State regulations are developed through the rulemaking process, by departments or commissions given such authority by statute
State Rules in Development
- Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Office - Division 24
- Hazardous Waste Management Commission - Division 25
- Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund Board of Trustees - Division 100
Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo), including the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law and the Petroleum Storage Tank Law, are available from the Revisor of Statutes, 573-526-1288, or online through the Missouri General Assembly website.
- Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is available online through the U.S. Government Printing Office. Copies may be purchased from a U.S. Government Bookstore, the U.S. Government Printing Office or from a commercial information service such as the Bureau of National Affairs.
- For more information on new regulations, proposed rules and current legislation before the U.S. Congress, please visit EPA's Laws and Regulations website.
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
Copies of the state and federal hazardous waste laws can be viewed at the Department of Natural Resources’ regional offices and Jefferson City office, the Missouri State Library, U.S. Depository Libraries and most public libraries.