The following rules or groups of related rules are currently in some stage of the rule development process, either in initial development, in the formal rulemaking process or adopted and in effect. Each rule or group of rules goes through a process where interested parties are able to provide comments, either on the regulatory impact report for the rule or rules (when required), or on the proposed rules themselves once they have been published in the Missouri Register.

Whether commenting on the regulatory impact report or on the proposed rules themselves, please pay attention to the dates for the comment period and provide comments in the time frames indicated. For the regulatory impact report, all comments received will be posted with responses prior to filing as a proposed rulemaking. After the rules have been filed and published in the Missouri Register, interested parties will have another opportunity to comment during the comment period which begins with publication of the rules and ends seven days after the public hearing. As with the regulatory impact report, comments and responses on proposed rules will be published in the Order of Rulemaking for individual rules. Thank you for your interest and assistance in developing these rules.


Technical Rules for Underground Storage Tanks – Title 10, Division 26 of the Code of State Regulations

There are two primary purposes for this rulemaking. The first is to open the underground storage tank rules in Title 10, Division 26 of the Code of State Regulations to make the necessary changes required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 2005 Energy Policy Act required either financial responsibility for Underground Storgage Tanks (UST) installers and manufacturers or secondary containment for all new systems. In addition, last October, EPA adopted changes to the federal UST regulations that need to be incorporated into state regulation. This rulemaking will make the necessary changes to comply with these EPA grant requirements and to incorporate the changes made to the federal regulations.

The second reason is to incorporate state-specific changes. The proposed changes would better ensure that old tanks are still functional enough to remain in use. The changes would better prevent and detect leaks, establish clearer and more detailed new system installation requirements, outline the requirements for new USTs at marina’s and incorporate new technologies. The department will also take this opportunity to clarify ambiguous or confusing language and update industry standard referenced in the regulations.

For additional information on these rules, there is a separate webpage dedicated to this rulemaking. The address for this webpage is:

http://dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/ustchanges.htm


Hazardous Waste Fee Rule – 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 land disposed in Missouri – increased from $25 per ton to $29.50 per ton

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 proposed amendment to make these changes to 10 CSR 25-12.010, the hazardous waste fee rule, was published in the Missouri Register on July 15, 2015. The Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission held a public hearing on this proposed amendment on Aug. 20, 2015, and the comment period ended on Aug. 27, 2015. At the public hearing and during the comment period, the department received only one comment in support of the adoption of the proposed amendment at the public hearing and no other written comments. The commission approved an Order of Rulemaking for the amendment at its meeting on Oct. 15, 2015. Only one change was made to the text of the proposed amendment in the Order of Rulemaking, which was be published in the Missouri Register on Nov. 2nd. The revised version of 10 CSR 25-12.010, including these changes, has now been published in the Code of State Regulations.

Links for additional information on hazardous waste fee rule:


Amendments to Rules in Title 10, Division 25 of the Code of State Regulations

On Nov. 2, 2015, fourteen Orders of Rulemaking for amendments to rules in Title 10, Division 25 of the Code of State Regulations were published in the Missouri Register. These fourteen Orders of Rulemaking were the final step in the process for a group of fourteen amendments to the hazardous waste regulations that were filed in 2015. The changes to the hazardous waste regulations include all changes required as a result of Section 260.373 RSMo, the “no stricter than” statute for the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law, as well as incorporation by reference of the July 1, 2013 Code of Federal Regulations. The changes to these rules were effective on Dec. 30, 2015.

The “No Stricter Than” statute, part of House Bill 1251 (HB 1251), passed by the 2012 General Assembly, required the department to identify existing rules in Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 7 of 10 CSR 25 that needed to be amended to be consistent with the requirements of Section 260.373. That section limits the authority of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission (HWMC) to adopt rules that are stricter than, or that establish requirements sooner than, the corresponding federal regulations in certain subject areas.

In addition to the changes related to “no stricter than”, multiple rules in 10 CSR 25 were amended to update the incorporation by reference of the Code of Federal Regulations. The updated incorporation by reference of the CFR was to the July 1, 2013 edition plus two additional rules published by EPA after July 1, 2013. The additional federal rules included in this update of the incorporation by reference are:

  • Conditional Exclusion for Solvent Contaminated Wipes
  • Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Manifest System; Electronic Manifests

If looking for updates and other information on the major changes to this rule, click here.

Links for additional information on Amendments to hazardous waste regulations:

For questions about any of these rules or the rulemaking process, please contact Tim Eiken, Rules Coordinator of the Hazardous Waste Program at 573-522-8057.