Federal & state environmental regulations

Federal regulations

You can find helpful summaries of federal environmental laws and regulations at the Small Business Administration’s website at: sba.gov/content/environmental-regulations.

Summary of Missouri regulations

Most small businesses are concerned with environmental regulations related to storm water and wastewater discharges, air emissions, waste generation and drinking water (if your business is on a well). There are other regulations related to historic preservation, mining and other business operations that are not included here. For a complete summary, see Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Environmental Permits and How to Obtain Them.

The authority of the MDNR and most of Missouri’s environmental regulations are found under TITLE 10 of the Missouri Code of State Regulations. The site is updated regularly by the Secretary of State office.