Laws and Regulations

  • The term “statute” generally means an act or law passed by a legislative body, such as the Missouri General Assembly or the United States Congress.
  • The term “regulation” generally means a rule or standard that has the force of law once promulgated by an administrative agency within its statutory authority. Sometimes referred to as a “Rule.”

State regulations are developed through the rulemaking process, by departments or commissions given such authority by statute.

State Rules in Development

State Regulations

State Laws

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Department of Natural Resources Laws and Regulations