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.
- Background on Laws, Regulations, Ordinances, and Consensus Standards
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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:
- State Laws & Regulations
State Laws, Regulations, & Guidance
Air Permitting Regulations & EIQs
Air Conservation Statutes
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Tech Regs
UST Financial Responsibility
Petroleum Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF) Regs
Water Pollution Statutes
Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Office EPCRA (Right-to-Know)
Hazardous Waste Regulations (SQG Handbook)
Hazardous Waste Statutes
Tank Regulations (HWP Tanks Section)
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Contact
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Regulations
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Statutes
State Definitions regarding Workers
DOLIR Power and Duty to Investigate Accidents resulting in Death at all Missouri Business
Missouri Workers Safety Statutes
Missouri DHSS (Radiation)
Missouri DHSS (Bloodborne Pathogens)
Bloodborne Pathogens Regulations
Bloodborne Pathogens Statutes
Protection of workers from diseases
Missouri DHSS Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Approval for Research Involving Human Subjects
Disposal of Dead Animals Statutes
- Federal Laws
- Federal Regulations
USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Select Agents and Toxins
Animal & Plant Agents and Toxins
Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers: Inspection and Investigations"
Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material
General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material
Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material
29 CFR 1910.2(c) & 29 CFR 1910.2(d) employer/employee definitions
Subpart H - Hazardous Materials
Compressed Gases (general requirements)
Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment
Electrical Protective Equipment
Subpart K – Medical and First Aid
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous substances
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (Lab Standard)
Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan
Oil Spill Emergency Planning
Recyclable Material & Mixed Waste
Reportable Quantities for Haz Waste Release
Emergency Planning (Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) & Threshold Planning Quantities (TPQ))
Tier II Report Regulations
Protection of Human Subjects
Hazardous Materials & Shipping Regulations
Hazardous Material Shipping Table
- Other Applicable Laws, Regulations, Guidance, & Consensus Standards
Other Applicable Laws, Guidance, & Consensus Standard Documents
Discharge of Wastes into Water Systems
Flammable & Combustible liquids
Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
National Electrical Code (NEC)
Local Power to Adopt Building & Fire Codes
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)