Last updated Sept. 21, 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

Coal Combustion Residuals

On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final rule governing disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) produced by electric utilities. The rule became effective on Oct. 19, 2015. This rule regulates CCR from electric utilities as a non-hazardous solid waste under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This white paper discusses the role of several departmental programs in administering and enforcing Missouri Revised Statutes as they pertain to CCR management and disposal.

CCR Rule Development

The department's Solid Waste Management Program is going through a rule revision to adopt the Federal CCR rules. This proposed CCR rule revision will allow Missouri to maintain state control of a CCR program and will be developed with these goals in mind. The department welcomes your comments to help insure that the regulations provide required protections but do not add unneeded costs.

Meetings, Basecamp and the departments’ webpages will be used as a method of disseminating information and drafts. The Basecamp software allows an interactive dialogue and the opportunity to post questions and responses that is not currently available on the webpage.

Thank you for your interest. If you have questions, please call 573-526-3940.

newSept. 20, 2017, Stakeholder Meeting

If you are interested in joining Basecamp for CCR, please email Amy Poos at