Hazardous Waste Program fact sheet
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Leanne Tippett Mosby

This fact sheet provides general information about Missouri’s satellite accumulation regulations. Please be aware that Missouri regulation regarding satellite accumulation currently differs from federal regulations. Facilities seeking more information may also want to review the fact sheet, Does Your Business Generate Hazardous Waste? (PUB117), available on the department’s web site at http://www.dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub117.pdf or by calling the department’s Hazardous Waste Program at 573-751-3176 or 1-800-361-4827.

What is satellite accumulation?
Satellite accumulation is the storage of hazardous waste at the point of production. Businesses that produce hazardous waste are allowed to store small amounts of hazardous waste at or near the equipment or process that generated the waste.  Satellite accumulation is allowed when the hazardous waste is stored in an area under immediate control of the operator of the process that generates the waste.  Satellite accumulation areas do not have to meet the full requirements that apply to non-satellite or hazardous waste permitted storage areas. The hazardous waste can be kept in satellite accumulation for up to one year before the facility has to meet the generator requirements for storing hazardous waste.

What are the Requirements for Satellite Accumulation Areas?
Federal and state regulations require hazardous waste generators to meet specific standards for storing hazardous wastes. Satellite accumulation areas do not have to meet the full requirements; however, they must meet the conditions listed below. If a satellite accumulation area is not meeting these conditions, the workers could be operating the facility in a way that increases the risk of fire, release or other emergency, violating the federal regulations located in 40 CFR 265.31, included in the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. See the listings at the end of this document to find the Code of Federal Regulations online.

How can I get copies of hazardous waste laws and regulations?
Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo), including the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law, are available through the Revisor of Statutes, (573) 526-1288, or online through the Missouri General Assembly Web site at http://www.moga.mo.gov/.

Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) is available through the Missouri Secretary of State, 573-751-4015, or online at http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/csr.asp .

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is available at federal depository libraries or online at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR.  To purchase a copy, contact a U.S. Government Bookstore, the U.S. Government Printing Office or it may be purchased from a commercial information service, such as the Bureau of National Affairs. 

For More Information

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Quality
Hazardous Waste Program
Compliance/Enforcement Section
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
1-800-361-4827 or 573-751-7560