Environmental regulations & compliance

Most types of businesses will require state or local permits to operate. For example, there are environmental regulations to consider if you must disturb more than an acre of land, divert storm water run-off, use a private well or wastewater system, release fumes or smoke into the air, or use or dispose of hazardous waste.

While most environmental permitting and enforcement is carried out by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the regulations are defined by federal laws.

Protecting the environment is a normal part of every business operation. Regulatory compliance should be part of your business plan and should fully consider the permits, time, equipment and disposal fees associated with your business operations.

The best way to be sure that you are in compliance with state regulations is to work with your Department of Natural Resources office.