Last updated Aug. 31, 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 http://dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.

newUpcoming Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule Development Stakeholder Meeting

  • Sept. 20, 2017, at 1:15 p.m., at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, Mo 65101, in the Nightingale Creek Conference Room. Click here for more information.

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. It is 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

  • Coal Combustion Residuals - Pending

State Regulations

Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) is available from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office, 573-751-4015.

State Laws

Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo), including the Missouri Solid Waste Management Law, 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