Laws, Regulations, and Guidance 


This is part of the current list of over 100 major laws, regulations, and guidance documents that EHS reviews to ensure that Lincoln University maintains compliance with the various agencies.

The various links give more information on the various topics.  

PDF Version of Comprehensive List of Laws Regulations & Guidance

Applicable Laws, Regulations, and Guidance Documents Applicable Laws, Regulations, and Guidance Documents
  1. Background on Laws, Regulations, Ordinances, and Consensus Standards



    Federal Statutes

    Federal laws generally apply to people living in the United States and its territories. 

    Congress creates and passes bills. The President then signs those bills into law. Federal courts may review these laws and strike them down if they think they do not agree with the U.S. Constitution.  Bills in Congress can be tracked here (How a Bill Becomes a Law)


     The United States Code contains the general and permanent laws of the United States. It does not include regulations issued by executive branch agencies, decisions of federal courts, treaties, or laws enacted by state or local governments.  New laws are assigned a public law number and included in the next edition of the United States Statutes at Large & Public & Private Laws. You can also find new laws enacted by the current Congress before they are part of the United States Statutes at Large.


    Missouri Statutes

    Statutes are laws approved by the Missouri General Assembly and usually signed into law by the governor. They are based on constitutional authority granted to the legislature to establish policies and approved by a majority of the house and senate. The statutes, or the laws passed by the legislature, are published in the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo.). Statutes may be created and amended each year by the legislature.  State courts may review these laws and remove them if they think they do not agree with the Missouri Constitution.   Bills in the state of Missouri can be tracked here(How a Bill Becomes a Law in Missouri and simplied pdf version)



    Federal Regulations

    Regulations are issued by federal agencies, boards, or commissions. They explain how the agency intends to carry out a law.  Federal regulations are created through a process known as rulemaking.  By law, federal agencies must consult the public when creating, modifying, or deleting rules in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).   The CFR is broken up into 50 titles that define various categories.  The titles are divided into chapters which bear the name of the issuing agency.  This is an annual publication that lists the official and complete text of federal agency regulations.


    Missouri Regulations

    The executive branch of state government promulgates rules. The executive branch includes elected officials—governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor.  Also included in this branch under the administration of the governor's office are all the various state agencies, such as: the Department of Transportation, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Conservation, Department of Public Safety, etc…etc.


    The Code of State Regulations (CSR) is divided into 22 titles.  These titles bear the name of the state agency that promulgated the rules. An update to the Code of State Regulations is published once a month on the last day of the month.  The rulemakings published in the Code become effective thirty (30) days after they are published unless a later day has been chosen by the agency.



    Federal Register

    Once an agency decides that a regulation needs to be added, changed, or deleted, it typically publishes a proposed rule in the Federal Register to ask the public for comments.  After the agency considers public feedback and makes changes where appropriate, it then publishes a final rule in the Federal Register with a specific date for when the rule will become effective and enforceable.  When the agency issues a final rule for comment, it must describe and respond to the public comments it received.  The Federal Register is updated daily.


    Missouri Register

    The Missouri Register is the publication that sets forth all state agency rulemakings as they proceed through the rulemaking process. Specifically, the Register will contain emergency rules, proposed rules, final orders of rulemakings, and in additions. The purpose of the Missouri Register is to allow citizens access to the rulemaking process and the ability to comment on and recommend changes to proposed rules.  Additionally, other state government information, such as dissolutions of limited liability companies and limited partnerships, are published in the Register.  The Missouri Register is published twice a month, around the 1st and 15th of each month.



    Jefferson City Ordinance/Laws are locals are introduced as bills by a local council person and voted on by the 10 member council.  After the council approves the bill it becomes an ordinance and it is typically signed by the mayor and becomes a law.   Local Ordinances can be found in "The Code of Jefferson City, Missouri".




    Consensus standards are standards developed by technical or professional societies or by national and international standards-setting organizations according to a well-defined procedure for consensus agreement among representatives of various interested or affected individuals, companies, organizations, and countries.  A consensus standard is usually referred to as an industry, national, or international standard depending upon the scope of the organization that establishes and promulgates the standard.


    Examples of Consensus Standards:



  2. State Laws & Regulations


    State Laws, Regulations, & Guidance

    Code of State Regulations (CSR) & Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMO)

    Missouri DNR (Air Quality)

    Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

    10 CSR 6

    Air Permitting Regulations & EIQs

    Chapter 643 RSMo.

    Air Conservation Statutes

    Missouri DNR (Water Quality)


    10 CSR20 - 6

    Water Permitting

    10 CSR 20-10

    Underground Storage Tank (UST) Tech Regs

    10 CFR 20-11

    UST Financial Responsibility

    10 CFR 20-12

    Petroleum Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF) Regs

    Chapter 640 RSMo.

    Water Pollution Statutes

    Missouri DNR (Hazardous Waste)


    10 CSR 24

    Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Office EPCRA (Right-to-Know)

    10 CSR 25

    Hazardous Waste Regulations (SQG Handbook)

    Chapter 260 RSMo.

    Hazardous Waste Statutes

    10 CSR 26

    Tank Regulations (HWP Tanks Section)

    Missouri DNR (Solid Waste)


    10 CSR 80-7.010

    Infectious Waste Management

    Missouri Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF)


    10 CSR100-4.010

    PSTIF regulations

    Chapter RSMo. 319

    Tank Statutes

    State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

    Missouri Emergency Response Commission

    11 CSR 10-11.210

    Tier II Reporting & Fees

    Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Contact

    LEPC contact link

    Chapter 44 & 292.600 – 292.625 RSMo.

    SEMA Statutes

    Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS)


    11 CSR 40-2

    Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Regulations

    Chapter 650.200 – 650.295

    Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Statutes

    Missouri Department of Labor  

    Missouri Workers Health and Safety

    Chapter 285.525 RSMo.

    State Definitions regarding Workers


    DOLIR Power and Duty to Investigate Accidents resulting in Death at all Missouri Business

    Chapters 291.140 & 292.010 – 292.570 RSMo.

    Missouri Workers Safety Statutes

    Missouri DHSS (Radiation)

    Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

    19 CSR 20.10

    Licensing of Equipment that Emits Ionizing Radiation

    Chapter 192.400 – 192.510 RSMo.

    Radiation Statutes

    Missouri DHSS (Bloodborne Pathogens)


    19 CSR 20.20.092

    Bloodborne Pathogens Regulations

    Chapter 191.640 RSMo.

    Bloodborne Pathogens Statutes

    Chapter 292.300 RSMo.

    Protection of workers from diseases

    Missouri DHSS Institutional Review Board (IRB)


    IRB Webpage

    Approval for Research Involving Human Subjects

    Missouri Department of Agriculture


    Chapter 269 RSMo.

    Disposal of Dead Animals Statutes

  3. Federal Laws


    Federal Laws



    Clean Air Act (CAA)

    42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq. (1970)

    Clean Water Act (CWA)

    33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)

    Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund)

    42 U.S.C. §9601 et seq. (1980)

    Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

    42 U.S.C. §11001 et seq. (1986)

    Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

    29 U.S.C. §651 et seq. (1970)

    Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)

    42 U.S.C. §13101 et seq. (1990)

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

    42 U.S.C. §6901 et seq. (1976)

    Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

    42 U.S.C. §300f et seq. (1974)

    Background Information and Guidance


    Public& Private Laws

    Public and Private Law info

    United States Code (USC)

    Bill Search Page

    Federal Register (FR)

    Federal Register Search Page

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

    Regulations Search Page


  4. Federal Regulations


    Federal Regulations

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) & Alternate CFR link

    Homeland Security

    6 CFR 27.200(b)(2)

    6 CFR 27

    Homeland Security Standards  


    App A. Chemicals of Interest

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    Select Agents Homepage                   

    7 CFR 331

    USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Select Agents and Toxins

    9 CFR 121

    Animal & Plant Agents and Toxins

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

    Academic Research & Development Other License ARDL

    10 CFR 19

    Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers: Inspection and Investigations"

    10 CFR 20

    Standards for Protection Against Radiation

       10 CFR 30

    Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material

    10 CFR 31

    General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material

    10 CFR 71

    Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material

    Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)                                                              

    29 CFR 1910.2(c) & 29 CFR 1910.2(d) employer/employee definitions

    29 CFR 1910.1 -1910.999 & 29 CFR 1910.1000 -1910.1450

    OSHA Regulations

    Subpart H - Hazardous Materials


    29 CFR 1910.101

    Compressed Gases (general requirements)




    Flammable and Combustible Liquid

    Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

    OSHA Personal Protective Equipment


    General Requirements


    Eye and Face Protection


    Respiratory Protection


    Head Protection


    Foot Protection


    Electrical Protective Equipment


    Hand Protection

    Subpart K – Medical and First Aid



    Medical and First Aid

    Subpart  Z – Toxic and Hazardous substances



    Bloodborne Pathogens


    Ionizing Radiation


    Hazard Communication


    Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (Lab Standard)

    Spill Prevention, Control,  & Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    40 CFR 112

    Oil Spill Emergency Planning

    Hazardous Waste Regulations


    40 CFR 260-265 & 40 CFR 266-282

    Hazardous Waste Regulations

    40 CFR 266

    Recyclable Material & Mixed Waste

    40 CFR 268

    Land Ban

    40 CFR 273

    Universal Waste

     Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)

    40 CFR 355.10(a), 40 CFR 370.10, & 40 CFR 355.30

    40 CFR 302.4

    Reportable Quantities for Haz Waste Release

    40 CFR 355.15, 40 CFR 355 Appendix A,  & 40 CFR 355 Appendix B 

    Emergency Planning (Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) & Threshold Planning Quantities (TPQ))

    40 CFR 370.10

    Tier II Report  Regulations

    Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS)

    Select Agents Homepage       

    42 CFR 73

    HHS Select Agents and Toxins

    45 CFR 46

    Protection of Human Subjects

    Office of Human Research Protection(OHRP)

    Department of Transportation (DOT)

    Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration PHMSA

    49 CFR 105-177 & 49 CFR 178-199

    Hazardous Materials & Shipping Regulations

    49 CFR 172.101

    Hazardous Material Shipping Table


  5. Other Applicable Laws, Regulations, Guidance, & Consensus Standards


    Other Applicable Laws, Guidance, & Consensus Standard Documents

    Extensive Consensus Standard Resource


    Jefferson City Code

    Chapter 29 Article III

    Discharge of Wastes into Water Systems

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


    NFPA 30

    Flammable & Combustible liquids

    NFPA 45

    Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals

    NFPA 70

    National Electrical Code (NEC)

    International Code Council

    Local Power to Adopt Building & Fire Codes

    RSMo. 64.170 & RSMo. 321.228

    International Building Codes

    Jefferson City adopted 2009  code as of 10/21/13

    International Fire Codes

    Jefferson City adopted 2009 code  as of 6/30/12

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)

    CDC Biosafety Information

    Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition 2009 (Latest Edition)

    Management Practices to Ensure Safety for Researches Working with Animals or Biological Agents. (BioSafety Levels 1 , 2, 3, & 4)

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)



    NIH's Office of Animal Care and Usage


    Biosafety and Compliance


    Office of Biotechnology Activities