Laws and Regulations
Last updated Aug. 4, 2017
Under 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.
If you wish to provide comments on any existing department regulation, please visit the Department’s Red Tape Reduction website at http://dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.
- 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 Publishing 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.