Laws, Regulations, and Guidance

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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


Federal Statutes   
cartoon-bill-image.jpgFederal 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
flag-image.gifThe 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.

Local Ordinances/Laws
flag-image-2.jpgJefferson 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
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, & 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



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


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



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)



Flammable & Combustible liquids


Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals


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