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 70-25.170

Amendment

 

This rule sets stipulations on pesticide dealers’ licenses.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.160

Recission

 

This rule details stipulations and training requirements for noncertified RUP applicators.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.156

Amendment

 

This rule defines the responsibilities, application requirements, qualifications and stipulations related to the pesticide technician license classification established under section 281.038, RSMo.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.153

Proposed Rule

 

This rule details stipulations and training requirements for noncertified RUP applicators.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.150

Amendment

 

This rule sets forth the contents of any course of instruction for private applicators.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.140

Amendment

 

This rule details the certification categories for private applicators.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.130

Amendment

 

This rule sets forth the requirements for a Certified Private Applicator or Certified Provisional Private Applicator license.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.110

Amendment

 

This rule contains the general and specific standards of competence on which the contents of examinations will be based.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.090

Amendment

 

This rule sets forth examination provisions for applicators.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.080

Amendment

 

This rule sets stipulations on certified commercial applicators, certified noncommercial applicators, certified public operators, and other applicators.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.070

Amendment

 

This rule sets forth the qualifications required for those persons who wish to be certified as commercial applicators or public operators in the category of structural pest control.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.060

Amendment

 

This rule determines what information will be required of an applicant for an applicator’s license.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.050

Amendment

 

This rule provides for review of licenses by the director as provided for in section 281.110, RSMo.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.030

Amendment

 

This rule classifies licenses that will be issued under the authority of Chapter 281, RSMo.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.020

Amendment

 

This rule explains who shall be licensed under Chapter 281, RSMo.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.010

Amendment

 

This rulemaking will update definitions to reflect regulation updates to 40 CFR PART 171-CERTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE APPLICATORS.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024

2 CSR 70-25.005

Proposed Rule

 

This rule details the certification allowances and effective date of new categories in Chapter 25.

Public
Private
Missouri Register n/a

Publication Date
June 17, 2024

Comment Period Closes
July 22, 2024