• 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.

Oil and Gas Council

Section 259.010 creates the State Oil and Gas Council. The council adopts and amends rules and regulations pursuant to Chapter 259, RSMo, to govern the oil and gas industry in Missouri, to establish standards for well drilling or operation, underground storage of hydrocarbons, and the production of oil and/or gas, and to establish fees to administer the law.

Oil and Gas Rules

State Rules in Development

State Regulations

State Laws

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

Federal Regulations

The federal regulations for the UIC Program are found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) establishes requirements and provisions for the UIC Program.

Federal Laws


Well Installation Board

Section 256.605 creates the nine member Well Installation Board. The board adopts and amends rules and regulations pursuant to Chapter 536, RSMo, to govern the regulation of the well, heat pump, monitoring well, and pump installation industry in Missouri, to establish standards that will protect Missouri’s groundwater, and to establish fees to administer the law.

Well Construction Rules

State Rules in Development

State Regulations

State Laws

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

Federal Regulations

  • None

Federal Laws

  • None

Department Laws and Regulations