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.

If you wish to provide comments on any existing department regulation, please visit the Department’s Red Tape Reduction website at

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 (USTs)– Title 10, Division 26 of the Code of State Regulations

The department recently adopted updated new technical rules for Underground Storage Tanks (USTs). These rules went into effect on May 30, 2017. The department has created guidance documents and brochures to provide interpretation on the many new UST requirements. Additional information is available on a separate webpage established specifically to assist in understanding these recent rule changes. Below is a link to this webpage:

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

Missouri’s hazardous waste regulations incorporate by reference the requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Currently, Missouri incorporates by reference the July 1, 2013, edition of the CFR, but department staff are working on a series of amendments to update this incorporation by reference to the July 1, 2017, edition. 

As part of this process, department staff are currently reviewing both the federal Definition of Solid Waste rule, published in 2008 and amended in 2015, and the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements rule, published on Nov. 28, 2016, and effective in the CFR on May 30, 2017. Additional information about this group of amendments will be posted to this webpage throughout the rule development process. 

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.