The Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to help businesses, communities and industrial facilities better understand the requirements of their environmental regulations, so throughout the department, staff members provide technical assistance.
Department employees provide assistance regarding air permits and related topics at work sites, via telephone or through email. They help facilities understand and complete documents required by the U.S. Clean Air Act and the Missouri Air Conservation Law. Think of it as a crash course called Air Pollution 101.
Together, you and the staff member decide what to cover. One such session may cover renewing permits, tracking air emissions and completing a company's toxic release inventory.
To request assistance, contact the department's Air Pollution Control Program or one of the department's Regional Offices near you.
- Compliance Assistance and Small Businesses
Small businesses may not have staff members prepared to handle the requirements stipulated in air permits; therefore, many of the businesspeople who seek assistance either own or work for small businesses. Missouri statutes define a small business as having one or more of the following attributes:
- Employs less than 100 people
- Emits less than 50 tons of any regulated pollutant per year or less than 75 tons of all regulated pollutants
- Does not have the potential to emit 10 tons per year of any hazardous air pollutant
- Does not have the potential to emit 25 tons of any combination of hazardous air pollutants
- Does not have the potential to emit 100 tons per year of an air contaminant with or without control devices
- Meets other definitions as defined by the Missouri Air Conservation Commission
Small business assistance offered through the department focuses on environmental compliance, particularly air pollution compliance and regulatory requirements. Resources for small businesses include:
- Request a Compliance Assistance Visit - on-site assistance may be subject to any COVID restrictions.
- Helping Small Businesses Protect Air Quality
- Email for submitting SAM, P70 and other reports: AirComplianceReporting@dnr.mo.gov. Electronic copy is the same as a mailed hardcopy.
- Missouri's small business ombudsman, a position appointed by the governor, is currently vacant.
- Other Resources Offering Compliance Assistance
Additional assistance offered within the department include the following:
- Request a Compliance Assistance Visit
- Dry Cleaning Compliance Calendar
- Dry Cleaners webpage
- Email for submitting Semi Annual Monitoring (SAM), Part 70 (P70) and other reports: AirComplianceReporting@dnr.mo.gov. Electronic copy is the same as a mailed hardcopy.
- Information about all departmental Permits, Certifications, Registrations and Licenses
Small business links, not related to the department
- Missouri Secretary of State Forms and Registration
- Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board
- National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Home Page
State of Missouri sites, includes sites related to financial assistance
- Missouri Department of Economic Development
- Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
- Missouri Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation and Collection
- State of Missouri Home Page
Missouri laws and regulations
- EPA Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office Document (Information about the 112(r) Risk Management Program)
- EPA Home Page
- EPA Office of Air and Radiation
- EPA Region 7 Home Page
- EPA Small Business Gateway
- Internal Revenue Service
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration
- Thomas Federal Legislative Information on the Internet
Federal laws, regulations and legislation