The following are summaries and other information related to proposed rules that the Missouri Department of Agriculture has submitted to the Secretary of State for publication in the Missouri Register. These rules will not go into effect until the public has had an opportunity to submit written comments and to attend a public hearing, if one is scheduled.

Please note that the official text of a proposed rule is the version that appears in the Missouri Register, not the draft copy on this site. Refer to the official copy if you wish to submit comments.

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Typical Timeline for Rulemaking

A typical rule filed by any state agency, excluding emergency rules, will take between 166-269 days to take effect. Each step in this process must be fully complete before moving on to the next step.

For more information on emergency rules, please visit the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules’ web page.

Agency Step 1
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Information for this timeline has been provided by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

What’s the difference between a statute and a rule?

Statutes are laws passed by the Missouri General Assembly and 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. Statutes may be created and amended each year by the legislature. Following each legislative session, the Revised Statutes of Missouri are updated and republished by the Joint Committee on Legislative Research, usually by adding a supplement with new and amended statutes.

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. Various state agencies under the administration of the governor are also included in this branch.

These elected officials and state agencies have rulemaking authority granted by the constitution and legislative statutes. Once the executive entities have been granted rulemaking authority by the legislature, they have the responsibility to create rules to establish policy and procedure for carrying out their functions.

This explanation was provided in part by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.

Proposed Change Summary Fiscal Note(s) Missouri Register Material Included by Reference Important Dates

2 CSR 10-1.010

Amendment

General Organization
The purpose of this amendment is to update the rule to reflect the current responsibilities of the Ag Business Development Division.

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Volume 43, Number 12  

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 10-2.010

Rescission

Subscription Fees for the "Weekly Market News Summary"
The rule lists the costs for the "Weekly Market News Summary" as a fixed $25 per year.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 7 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
April 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
May 2, 2018

2 CSR 10-3.010

Rescission

Usage Fees for the KCI Multipurpose Export Facility
The rule established and fixed various fees and charges for facility usage and housing of livestock and agricultural products at the KCI Multipurpose Export Facility in Kansas City, Missouri prior to shipment.

The rule is being rescinded as the KCI Multipurpose Export Facility no longer exists.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 7 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
April 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
May 2, 2018

2 CSR 10-4.010

Rescission

Guidelines for the Agri-Missouri Matching Fund Program
The rule established guidelines governing the AgriMissouri Matching Fund Program.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 7 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
April 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
May 2, 2018

2 CSR 10-5.010

Rescission

Price Reporting Requirements for Livestock Purchases by Packers
This rule established the standards for Livestock Purchases by Packers. The rule is being rescinded as the statutory authority had previously been rescinded.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 7 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
April 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
May 2, 2018

2 CSR 10-5.015

Rescission

Public Complaint Handling and Disposition Procedure for Missouri Livestock Marketing Law
The rule established a complaint handling process for public complaints of the Missouri Livestock Marketing Law. The rule is being rescinded as statutory authority for the rule had previously been repealed.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 7 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
April 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
May 2, 2018

2 CSR 50-1.010

Rescission

General Organization
The rule provided a description of the operation and methods where the public could obtain information or make submissions or requests. The rule is being rescinded as the description of the Missouri State Fair's duties and contact information are outdated.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-2.010

Rescission

Registration Statement
This rule provided a complete listing of all fairs and dates. The rule is being rescinded as the State Aid to Fairs program (created in Section 262.450, RSMo.) is no longer an active program.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-3.020

Rescission

Concession Contracts
This rule listed contractual rights and obligations of the Missouri State Fair with those using rental space. The rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. The current concessionaire and exhibitor needs are met through contracts and other Missouri State Fair policies enacted by the Missouri State Fair Commission.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-4.010

Rescission

Rental Space Required to Advocate or Solicit Support for Ideas, Causes, Products, or Any of These, While on State Fair Property
This rule placed restrictions on any individual, group or organization who advocates or solicits support for ideas, causes, products, or any of these, while on state fair property. The rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdate and obsolete. The current rules regarding rental space and prohibited actions on the MSF fairgrounds are met through contracts and other policies enacted by the Missouri State Fair Commission.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-5.010

Rescission

Admissions Policy
This rule listed the guidelines for admission to the Missouri State Fair. This rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. Current admission and camping requirements are outlined by fair policies and the public may obtain information by contacting the Fair or online.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-6.010

Rescission

Hiring Procedures for Personnel During the State Fair
This rule provided for procedures for hiring personnel from the private sector for the two-week period of the Missouri State Fair and the way those services are outlined. The rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. Current fair policies and contracts adopted by the commission dictate personnel details.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-6.020

Rescission

Contracts for Professional Services
This rule provided procedures where the director of the Missouri State Fair contracts for professional services needed for the conduct of the fair. The rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. Current fair policies and contracts adopted by the commission dictate professional service details.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-6.030

Rescission

Solicitation of Sponsors for the State Fair
The rule described the authority that the director of the Missouri State Fair has to solicit and negotiate sponsorships for the good of the fair. The rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. Current fair policies and contracts adopted by the commission dictate sponsorship details.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-6.040

Rescission

Contracts to Provide Entertainment at the State Fair
This rule provided for the director of the Missouri State Fair to arrange for various forms of entertainment and informational exhibits for the fair. The rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. Current fair policies and contracts adopted by the commission dictate entertainment details.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 50-7.010

Rescission

Policy and Procedure for Use of Any Facility at the State Fair During the Off-Season
This rule provided the guidelines for off-season use of Missouri State Fair facilities. This rule is being rescinded as the rule is outdated and obsolete. Current fair policies and contracts adopted by the commission dictate use of the State Fairgrounds during the off season.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 12 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 15, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2018

2 CSR 60-2.010

Rescission

Grain Sampling
Purpose: The director of the Department of Agriculture was authorized to establish all necessary and reasonable regulations and fees for sampling grain whenever the value of grain is established by analysis of a sample drawn by the buyer or his/her representative. This rule established a method that allowed the seller that is dissatisfied with the buyer’s grade to obtain an official analysis of his lot of grain from an official grain inspection laboratory of the Department of Agriculture.

Rescission Purpose: The rule states, in subsection 8, it was only in effect until January 1, 1979, unless renewed prior to that date by the director. This rule has not been renewed and is outdated and not necessary. RSMo 265.505 provides adequate guidelines to protect sellers’ interest.

Public
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Volume 43, Number 13  

Publication Date
July 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
August 1, 2018

2 CSR 60-4.016

Rescission

Application of Law
This rule explained the interpretation made by the department regarding the application of Missouri Grain Warehouse Law as provided in section 411.681, RSMo. Rescinssion Purpose: This rule is outdated and unnecessary. RSMo 411.015 provides that all grain warehouses fall under the provision of the Missouri Grain Warehouse Law (RSMo 411). 2 CSR 60-4.015 provides for exemption of train warehouses licensed under the United States Warehouse Act to avoid duplication of licenses and obtrusive burden to the business.

Public
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Volume 43, Number 13  

Publication Date
July 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
August 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.003

Proposed Rule

Adoption of Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Food and Drugs
State Milk Board has a regulatory responsibility, as a National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) participant, to maintain uniformity of standards. The adoption of this Code of Federal Regulations fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA, and NCIMS. This is an administrative action with no new obligations for small milk production, processing, or laboratory businesses.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.010

Rescission

Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Regulations Definitions
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.020

Amendment

Sale of Adulterated, Misbranded Milk, or Milk Products
Revising current rules to adopt the most current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — 2017 Revision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration into code of state regulation fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA and NCIMS.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.030

Amendment

Permits
Revising current rules to adopt the most current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — 2017 Revision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration into code of state regulation fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA and NCIMS.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.040

Rescission

Labeling
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.050

Rescission

Inspection Frequency and Procedure
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.060

Rescission

The Examination of Milk and Milk Products
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.070

Amendment

Standards for Milk and Milk Products
Revising current rules to adopt the most current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — 2017 Revision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration into code of state regulation fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA and NCIMS.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.080

Rescission

Animal Health
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.091

Rescission

Milk and Milk Products Which May Be Sold
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.101

Rescission

Tranferring; Delivery Containers; Cooling
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.110

Rescission

Milk and Milk Products from Points Beyond the Limits of Routine Inspection
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.121

Rescission

Future Dairy Farms and Milk Plants
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.130

Rescission

Personnel Health
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.141

Rescission

Procedure When Infection is Suspected
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.151

Rescission

Enforcement
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.161

Rescission

Penalty
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.170

Rescission

Separability Clause
Proposed rescissions eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.180

Amendment

Adoption of the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
Revising current rules to adopt the most current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — 2017 Revision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration into code of state regulation fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA and NCIMS.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.181

Amendment

Adoption of the Procedures
Revising current rules to adopt the most current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — 2017 Revision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration into code of state regulation fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA and NCIMS.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-2.190

Amendment

State Milk Board Grade A Milk Policies
Revising current rules to adopt the most current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — 2017 Revision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration into code of state regulation fulfills State Milk Board obligations as milk regulatory authority for State of Missouri under cooperative agreement between U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, FDA and NCIMS.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-3.010

Amendment

Definitions
This amendment updates definitions.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-3.060

Amendment

The Examination of Milk and Milk Products
This amendment updates wording.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-3.120

Amendment

Enforcement Interpretation
This amendment updates to the 2017 revision of the Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-3.130

Rescission

Adoption of the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
Proposed rescission eliminates unnecessary duplication of portions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance that is adopted by reference.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-4.010

Amendment

Rules for Import Milk
This amendment updates the revision of the Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and also updates wording.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-5.010

Amendment

Inspection Fees
This proposed amendment complies with section 196.945, RSMo, to set inspection fees for Fiscal Year 2019 for milk produced on farms inspected by the State Milk Board and milk imported from points beyond the limits of routine inspection. The inspection fees for Fiscal Year 2019 will remain the same as Fiscal Year 2017. State Milk Board grade “A” regulatory program is a fully funded fee based program that does not rely on General Revenue for funding.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-6.011

Amendment

Specifications
This amendment updates to current procedures.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-6.021

Amendment

Protection and Transportation of Raw Milk and Cream
This amendment updates wording.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 80-6.041

Amendment

Dairy Manufacturing Plant, Dairy Manufacturing Farm, and Personnel Licensure
This amendment updates wording.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 11 Small Business Impact

Publication Date
June 1, 2018

Comment Period Closes
July 1, 2018

2 CSR 90-30.040

Amendment

Quality Standards for Motor Fuels
These amendments will update the summary statement by removing obsolete designation numbers which conflict with state statute 414.032 RSMo, removes the sunset date on the vapor pressure exemption allowed for ethanol blended gasoline, removes obsolete terms used for gasoline grades and octane rating for premium that conflict with state statute 414.255, RSMo, and removes more obsolete designation numbers which conflict with state statute 414.032, RSMo.

Public
Private
Volume 43, Number 7  

Publication Date
April 2, 2018

Comment Period Closes
May 2, 2018