• 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

State Regulations

State Laws

  • Land Reclamation Act - 444.760 to 444.790 (Quarries, sand and gravel, other non coal mining)
  • Strip Mine Law - 444.500 to 444.755 (Coal mines from 1972 to 1978)
  • Surface Coal Mining Law - 444.800 to 444.970 (Coal mines from 1978 to present)
  • Interstate Mining Compact Commission Act  - 444.400 to 444.420
  • All Chapters 444

Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo), are available from the Revisor of Statutes, 573-526-1288, or online through the Missouri General Assembly website.

Federal Regulations

Federal Laws

More Information

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.

Department Laws and Regulations