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Policy Place Policy Type Active Affected Technologies Implementing Sector Summary
Alternative Loan Program (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri Department of Agriculture offers direct loans through the Agriculture Development Fund to finance the production, processing and marketing needs of an alternative agricultural enterprise. An agricultural alternative project is doing something different from what traditional rural operations are currently doing.

Criteria: - Applicant must be a legal Missouri resident and the project must be located in Missouri - Applicant must be a minimum of 14 years of age - Maximum loan - $20,000 - Interest Rate - 5.9%

- Maximum term of loan - 5 years with semi-annual payments
Animal Waste Treatment System Loan Program (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The purpose of the Animal Waste Treatment System Loan Program is to finance animal waste treatment systems for independent livestock and poultry producers at below conventional interest rates. Loan proceeds may be used to finance 100% of the cost of an eligible animal waste treatment system.
Brownfield Redevelopment Program (Missouri) Missouri Personal Tax Incentives Yes Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Brownfield Redevelopment Program provides financial incentives for the redevelopment of commercial/industrial sites that are contaminated with hazardous substances and have been abandoned or underutilized for at least three years. The Department of Economic Development(DED)may issue tax credits for up to 100% of the cost of remediating the project property. DED will issue 75% of the credits upon adequate proof of payment of the costs; the remaining 25% will not be issued until a clean letter has been issued by DNR. The tax credit may also include up to one hundred percent of the costs of demolition that are not directly part of the remediation activities. State tax credits may also be issued for non-remediation demolition costs. The total state costs for providing tax credits must be less than the projected economic impact, as determined by the DED.
Certified Capital Companies (Missouri) Missouri Equity Investment No Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Certified Capital Companies (CAPCO), the creation of the Department of Economic Development (DED,) are venture capital firms which have certain requirements to make equity investments in eligible businesses in Missouri. To qualify for CAPCO funding, businesses must be independently owned, headquartered in Missouri and employ less than 200 persons before the investment is made. The annual revenue of the business in its last fiscal year must be less than $4 million, or, if the business is more than 3 years old, the revenue limit is $3 million. Service companies must also demonstrate that more than 33% of its revenue would be from outside the state of Missouri. At this point, all credits allowed under the law have been authorized.
Climate Action Plan (Missouri) Missouri Climate Policies No Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Currently, the State of Missouri does not have a climate action plan in place or in progress. Several municipalities and universities have climate action plans in place.
Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (United States) United States Grant Program
Loan Program
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Federal Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) provides public infrastructure financing to help communities grow jobs, enable new business startups and expansions for existing businesses. State programs help achieve the national objective of CDBG by funding projects in which at least 51 percent of the new jobs created are made available to low and moderate income individuals. The maximum amounts awarded under the program are $1 million for new businesses locating to the state and $500,000 for existing businesses expanding in the state.
County Planning, Zoning, and Recreation on Natural Streams and Waterways (Missouri) Missouri Siting and Permitting Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province This legislation contains provisions pertaining to local planning and zoning issues, particularly regarding sites adjacent to natural streams and waterways. Certain counties are authorized to form county planning commissions, which direct and oversee planning and zoning decisions. Plans for developments or public improvements are subject to approval by county planning commissions, and commissions may also regulate the types of structures permissible on land in their jurisdiction. This legislation also addresses land acquisition for landfill purposes in certain counties. No additional restrictions are placed by this legislation on open-cut or strip mining; commercial structures are permitted in all districts except those zoned for residential or recreational use.
Dams, Mills, and Electric Power (Missouri) Missouri Siting and Permitting Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province The Water Resources Center of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is responsible for implementing regulations pertaining to dam and reservoir safety. Any person or corporation may erect a dam across any watercourse, provided that: (a) the entity is chartered to construct, operate and maintain mills, electric power and light works, or other machinery; (b) the watercourse is not a navigable stream; and (c) the entity is the proprietor of the land on which the dam is to be erected or is the owner of the land on one side of the stream where the dam is to be erected. This legislation contains additional procedures which must be followed to lawfully erect a dam.
Eligible Facility Borrower (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri State Treasurer’s Office administers the Missouri Linked Deposit Program, one of the nation’s most utilized low interest loan programs. In order to promote Missouri’s economic growth and development, below-market rate deposits of state funds are placed in Missouri financial institutions, allowing eligible borrowers to obtain low interest loans from that institution. The borrower typically saves 25-30% of the interest paid on a standard business loan. An Eligible Facility Borrower is a development facility or renewable fuel production facility borrower; otherwise defined as any partnership, corporation, cooperative, or limited liability company organized or incorporated under the laws of this state consisting of not less than twelve producer members for the purpose of owning or operating within this state a development facility or a renewable fuel production facility. The production facility borrower must be qualified by the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority. The energy must derived from a renewable, domestically grown organic compound capable of powering machinery, including an engine or power plant, and any by-product derived from such energy source.
Enhanced Enterprise Zones (Missouri) Missouri Corporate Tax Incentive
Enterprise Zone
Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Enhanced Enterprise Zones aim at attracting new businesses or promoting an expansion of existing business in Missouri Enhanced Enterprise Zone. Tax credits will be an amount authorized by DED, based on the state economic benefit, supported by the number of new jobs, wages and new capital investment that the project will create. To qualify, individual business eligibility will be determined by the zone, based on creation of sustainable jobs in a targeted industry or demonstrated impact on local industry cluster development. Service industries can be eligible if a majority of their annual revenues will be derived from services provided out of the state.

Eligibility: To receive tax credits for any of the years, the facility must create and maintain the minimum: - New or expanded business facility – 2 new employees and $100,000 new investment; - Replacement business facility – 2 new employees and $1,000,000 new investment - Company must offer health insurance at all times, of which at least 50% is paid by the employer, to all full time employees in Missouri.

Eligible investment expenditures include the original cost of machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures, land and building, and/or eight times the annual rental rate paid for the same. Inventory is not eligible.

Tax credits issued under this program are limited to $24,000,000 annually, effective August 28, 2008.
Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (Missouri) Missouri Bond Program
Grant Program
Loan Program
Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province The Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority  (EIERA) is a quasi-governmental agency that serves as the financing arm for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The EIERA’s primary mandate is to provide financial assistance for energy and environmental projects and protect the environment. The agency also conducts research, supports energy efficiency and energy alternatives and promotes economic development. The EIERA operates on a request-only basis.
Forestry Policies (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province Missouri's Forests are managed by the Department of Conservation. In 2010 the Department issued the State's Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy, which identified the goal of steering emerging woody biomass markets in a sustainable direction:

http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/08/9437_6407.pdf

The State offers a Wood Energy Tax Credit as a production incentive for utilization of forest products residues. The credit of five dollars per ton of woody biomass can be claimed for a period of five years:

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1350000305.HTM


The Department has also issued the "Woody Biomass Harvesting Best Management Practices Manual", a booklet prepared to inform forest industry professionals of sustainable harvest guidelines:

http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/09/woody_biomass_harvesting_bmp_book.pdf
Grow Missouri Loan Fund (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Grow Missouri Loan Fund is open to private companies with fewer than 500 existing employees. One of the key advantages of the program is that the funding can be used as a prior commitment for obtaining future project funding. Principal and interest payments may be deferred for up to 3 years. Applicants must demonstrate a reasonable ability to create at least 1 new or retained job for every $75,000 of Grow Missouri Loan funding within 5 years of approval. Such new or retained jobs must have average wages that are at least 80% of the county average wage, or 70% within Enhanced Enterprise Zones or MBE/WBEs.

Generally, for-profit “primary” companies (that mostly sell/compete outside the local market area) are eligible. The applicant must offer to pay at least 50% health insurance for all Missouri employees.

The Grow Missouri funds and the other “leveraging sources of funds” (private loans and equity) to be used for the project may not be used for refinancing existing debt or replacing existing equity. There is no prohibition on the use of “non-leveraging sources” (direct public sector funding) for refinancing. None of the “leveraging sources of funds” can have been spent prior to the DED’s approval of an application.

The expansion project does not involve relocating the project facility from another community in Missouri, or if so, the existing community has endorsed the relocation to DED. Also, this project does not, or will not, cause the reduction of employment at a related facility located in Missouri.

The qualified company (including affiliates) must have less than 500 full-time employees (full-time equivalent basis) at all locations, inside or outside Missouri, at the time the application is submitted.

The Grow Missouri Loan cannot exceed: (a) 10% of the total “leveraging sources of funds” (private loans and equity); (b) $3 million per qualified company; or (c) $75,000 per new and/or retained job, whichever of these would result in the lowest amount.

Applications for the available funding of $10 million will be received at any time until the funding is exhausted.
Interstate Mining Compact Commission (multi-state) Alabama
Arkansas
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Missouri
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Siting and Permitting
Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province The Interstate Mining Compact is a multi-state governmental agency / organization that represents the natural resource and related environmental protection interests of its member states. Currently, 23 states are members to the compact, and 6 additional states are associate members. The compact is administered by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, which does not possess regulatory powers but “provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states” and thus aids the development of effective regulatory programs and environmental protection initiatives. The Commission exercises several powers on behalf of the states, all of which are of a study, recommendatory or consultative nature. The Commission does not possess regulatory powers, as some Compacts do. The Commission provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states. It is the potential to stimulate the development and production of each state's mineral wealth through effective regulatory programs that draws many of the states together in the prosecution of the Commission's work. Given the environmental sensitivities associated with this objective, a significant portion of the Commission's work is dedicated to the environmental protection issues naturally associated with this mineral development. It is the significant value and clout that comes from "compacting" together and speaking with a strong, united voice that can make a difference in each state's efforts to implement effective regulatory programs that will conserve natural resources and secure a vibrant state (and thus national) mineral economy.
Land Assemblage Tax Credit Program (Missouri) Missouri Personal Tax Incentives Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Land Assemblage Tax Credit Programs the redevelopment of blighted areas in Missouri into productive use. Redevelopers must incur acquisition costs for at least 50 acres of 75+ acre parcels, enter into redevelopment agreement, and be approved for redevelopment incentives. The maximum aggregate amount of tax credits for all projects is $95 million and while the maximum annual distribution for all projects is $20 million. Eligible land for this program must be at least 75 acres, 80% of which is in a distressed area.

State tax credits are provided to the redeveloper based on 50% of the acquisition costs and 100% of the interest costs incurred for a period of five years after the acquisition of an eligible parcel. Maintenance costs (boarding up and securing vacant structures, costs of removing trash, and costs of cutting grass and weeds) may also be included as acquisition costs.

No new authorizations may be made for this program. Existing projects with previous authorizations may complete their projects and may still achieve the program benefits subject to the program rules and any terms and conditions of their original award.
Land Reclamation Act (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
State/Province It is the policy of the state to balance surface mining interests with the conservation of natural resources and land preservation. This Act authorizes the Land Reclamation Commission of the Department of Natural Resources to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to land reclamation, addresses permitting procedures, and describes reclamation requirements and conditions.
Midwest Independent System Operator (Multiple States) Montana
North Dakota
South Dakota
Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
Wisconsin
Illinois
Michigan
Indiana
Kentucky
Manitoba
Interconnection Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) is a Regional Transmission Organization, which administers wholesale electricity markets in all or parts of 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO administers electricity transmission grids across the Midwest and into Canada, and provides tools, transmission planning strategies, and integration for utilities in those markets. MISO is working with PJM Interconnection to develop complementing system operations and one robust, non-discriminatory wholesale electricity market to meet the needs of all customers and stakeholders in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The market is being developed through an open stakeholder process and is being designed to serve residents regardless of whether they reside in states with bundled or unbundled retail rates.
Midwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste (Multiple States) Indiana
Iowa
Minnesota
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
Environmental Regulations Yes Nuclear State/Province The Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact is an agreement between the states of Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin that provides for the cooperative and safe disposal of commercial low-level radioactive waste. The Compact was enacted into law by each member state legislature during the period from 1982 through 1984, and received Congressional consent in 1985. The Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission is the administrative body of the Compact. It consists of one voting Commissioner from each of the six member states. Each state determines how it will appoint its Commissioner, and the state’s Governor must provide written notification to the Commission of the appointment of a Commissioner and any Alternate Commissioners.
Mining Regulations (Missouri) Missouri Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Coal with CCS
Nuclear
State/Province This legislation applies to all mines in this state engaged in the mining or extraction of minerals for commercial purposes, except barite, marble, limestone, and sand and gravel, or the prospecting for or the production of petroleum or natural gas. The legislation contains information about mine inspections, fees, regulations pertaining to worker safety, air safety and electrical equipment, and ventilation.
Missouri Agribusiness Revolving Loan Fund (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority’s (MASBDA) Missouri Agribusiness Revolving Loan Fund offers financing to value-added agriculture enterprises, agriculture support businesses, marketers or retailers of agricultural products, and businesses with emerging agricultural technology. Funds may be used for costs associated with starting, acquiring, operating or expanding a qualifying Missouri agribusiness, including but not limited to: (a) Business construction, expansion, repair, modernization or development; (b) Purchase of land, buildings, machinery, or supplies; (c) Startup costs and working capital; (d) Pollution control and abatement; (e) Fees rendered by professional services as it relates to the business, including feasibility and marketing studies, legal fees, etc.
Missouri Air Conservation Law (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
State/Province This law's purpose is to maintain the purity of the air resources of the state to protect the health, general welfare and physical property of the people, maximum employment and the full industrial development of the state. The Air Conservation Commission in the Department of Natural Resources is authorized to provide for the abatement and control of air pollution by all practical and economically feasible methods. The Commission may adopt and enact relevant regulations, establish maximum quantities of air contaminants, and regulate equipment known to be a source of air emissions. The statutes of Missouri prevent the state from enacting regulations stricter than federal law. Air permits, when triggered based on level of regulated emissions, are required prior to the construction or operation of any air contaminant source in the state.
Missouri Clean Water Law (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province The public policy of the state of Missouri is to conserve the waters of the state and to protect, maintain, and improve their quality for public water supplies and for domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational and other legitimate beneficial uses and for the propagation of wildlife, fish and aquatic life, as well as to provide for the prevention, abatement, and control of new or existing water pollution. No waste may be discharged into state waters without prior treatment, and permits are required for all pollutant discharges. Reasonable use projects are defined as projects that conform to all proper permitting and zoning requirements in the affected area. This law establishes the Clean Water Commission, which has the authority to adopt and promulgate regulations pertaining to water quality and pollution. The law contains additional information on permitted discharges, fees, effluent limitations, and construction permits.
Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province The Hazardous Waste Program, administered by the Hazardous Waste Management Commission in the Department of Natural Resources, regulates the processing, transportation, and disposal of hazardous and radioactive waste in the state of Missouri. This legislation contains additional information about the classification of hazardous waste, duties of hazardous waste generators and facilities, and the scope of the Commission's authority. A permit is required prior to the construction or operation of any hazardous waste facility. The legislation applies to the shipment of high-level radioactive waste.
Missouri Rural Economic Stimulus Act (Missouri) Missouri Property Tax Incentive Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Missouri Rural Economic Stimulus Act (MORESA) provides financial incentives for public infrastructure for the development of a renewable fuel production facility or eligible new generation processing entity facility, creating new jobs and agricultural product markets in rural Missouri. The local funding must be, at a minimum, 50% of the amount of the new local Economic Activity Tax (sales and utility tax, etc.), and 100% of the amount of the new real property tax created by the project each year, or a comparable amount of local funds from the municipality or a private non-profit organization. Qualified areas must be a contiguous development area, not encompassing more than 10% of the area of an eligible municipality. Any incorporated Missouri city, town, village or county established on or prior to January 1, 2001, having a population of 99,999 or less is also eligible for the program.
Missouri Value-Added Grant Program (Missouri) Missouri Grant Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri Value-Added Grant Program provides grants for projects that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. Grant applications will be considered for value-added agricultural business concepts that: (a) Lead to and result in development, processing and marketing of new or expanded uses or technologies for agricultural products; and (b) Foster agricultural economic development in Missouri’s rural communities. Applications will be considered for expenses related to the creation, development and operation of a value-added agricultural business.
Missouri Value-Added Loan Guarantee Program (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri Value-Added Loan Guarantee Program provides a 50% first-loss guarantee to lenders who make agricultural business development loans for the acquisition, construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of agricultural property used for the purpose of processing, manufacturing, marketing, exporting, and adding value to an agricultural product.
Missouri Water Resource Law (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for ensuring that the quality and quantity of the water resources of the state are maintained at the highest level practicable to support present and future beneficial uses. The Department maintains an ongoing statewide surface and groundwater monitoring program and is authorized to enact regulations and restrict uses of certain water sources based on its findings. Additionally, the Department may establish special water quality protection areas where it finds a contaminant in a public water system in concentration that exceeds a maximum contaminant level that has been set by either the Department or the Environmental Protection Agency. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, all Missouri landowners retain the right to have, use, and own private water systems and ground source systems anytime and anywhere including land within city limits, unless prohibited by city ordinance, on their own property so long as all applicable rules and regulations established by the Department are satisfied.
Natural Heritage Program (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Natural Heritage Reviews are conducted by the Missouri Department of Conservation on request in order to assess proposed project sites and adjacent lands. Reviews determine whether potential projects pose conservation concerns; i.e., whether they will impact endangered species habitats or other protected areas. Heritage reviews are normally sought by private or public projects seeking federal funding or permits. Such projects are required to investigate and plan for potential impacts to rare or endangered species in accordance with the federal Endangered Species Act or other statutes. However, anyone about to undertake a project and wanting to know if records indicate nearby sites of conservation concerns may request a heritage review.
New Generation Cooperative Incentive Tax Credit Program (Missouri) Missouri Personal Tax Incentives Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority provides New Generation Cooperative Incentive Tax Credits to induce producer member investment into new generation processing entities that will process Missouri agricultural commodities and agricultural products into value-added goods, provide substantial benefits to Missouri’s agricultural producers, and create jobs for Missourians. New generation processing entities, partnerships, corporations, cooperatives, or limited liability companies that exist for the purpose of owning or operating within this state a development facility or a renewable fuel production facility are eligible for this program.
North American Renewables Registry (Multiple States) North Carolina
Kansas
Illinois
Missouri
Puerto Rico
Green Power Purchasing Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit The North American Renewables Registry (NAR) provides a Web-based platform trusted to create, track, and manage renewable energy certificate (REC) origination for clean generation facilities and states not covered by one of the existing APX-powered, regional systems. All market participants are able to take advantage of a trusted infrastructure to help manage their role in the market. With the ability to create unique, serialized records for every REC, the Registry provides product transparency, accountability and protection against double counting. The system has been designated as the compliance system for the Missouri Renewable Energy Standard (RES). The State of North Carolina has also designated NAR as an eligible registry for facilities located outside of North Carolina that seek to qualify for the North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. Recently, the Kansas Corporation Commission decided to use NAR to verify RECs purchased by Kansas utilities and cooperatives for compliance with the Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard. With this addition, renewable energy facilities registered in NAR can now be tagged as eligible for Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Puerto Rico if they have met the applicable requirements as a renewable facility. Furthermore, NAR is currently able to export certificates to North Carolina Renewable Energy Tracking System (NC RETS) and accept imports of certificates from Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), Michigan Renewable Energy Certification System (MIRECS), Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) and NC RETS.
Oil and Gas Production (Missouri) Missouri Siting and Permitting Yes Natural Gas State/Province A State Oil and Gas Council regulates and oversees oil and gas production in Missouri, and conducts a biennial review of relevant rules and regulations. The waste of oil and gas is prohibited. This legislation contains additional information about the permitting, establishment, and operation of oil and gas wells, while additional regulations address oil and gas drilling and production and well spacing and unitization.
Private Activity Bond Allocation (Missouri) Missouri Bond Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Private Activity Bond Allocation Program provides low-interest financing through tax-exempt bonds for certain types of projects, including electric and gas utility projects. Eligible applicants include certain state agencies, cities, counties and industrial development authorities.
Public Service Commission and Natural Gas Safety Standards (Missouri) Missouri Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Natural Gas State/Province This legislation establishes the state Public Service Commission, which has regulatory authority over the electric, gas, water, and telecommunications utilities. Section 386.572 of this legislation specifically addresses penalties for the violation of state or federal natural gas safety laws, rules, or standards by any corporation, person, public utility, or municipality that owns any gas plant. Additional regulations promulgated by the Commission address electric and gas utilities' terms of service, operations, safety and operational standards, and resource planning.
Qualifying RPS State Export Markets (Missouri) Missouri Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Missouri as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation. In addition to geographic and energy delivery requirements, ownership, registry, and other requirements may apply, such as resource eligibility, generator vintage and capacity limitations, as well as limits on Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) vintage. The listing applies to RPS Main Tiers only, and excludes solar or distributed generation that may require interconnection only within the RPS state. This assessment is based on energy delivery requirements and reasonable transmission availability. Acceptance of unbundled RECs varies. There may be additional sales opportunities in RPS states outside the Eastern Interconnection. REC prices in markets with voluntary goals (North Dakota, South Dakota) may be lower.
Resource Recovery from Solid Waste (Missouri) Missouri Industry Recruitment/Support Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province This legislation establishes the state's support for the expansion and development of industries and commercial establishments which provide markets for materials and energy which can be recovered from solid waste, as well as for the development of a regulatory landscape that can aid the growth of solid waste management practices employing resource recovery.
Rights and Duties of Mines and Mine Owners, General (Missouri) Missouri Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
State/Province This legislation addresses general operational guidelines for mine owners regarding public notices, fees, land and mineral ownership, requirements for mining in certain municipalities, and mining permits.
Single-Issue Industrial Revenue Bond Program (Missouri) Missouri Bond Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Missouri Development Finance Board administers a Single-Issue Tax-Exempt Industrial Revenue Bond Program as well as a Taxable Industrial Revenue Bond Program. The Tax-Exempt Program finances (i) the acquisition, construction and equipping of qualified manufacturing production facilities and/or equipment, and (ii) refinances outstanding tax-exempt bonds. It provides low interest rate loans to qualified borrowers, and is limited to loans ranging from $400,000 to $20 million for industrial, manufacturing, production, or related support industries. Except for the refinancing of outstanding bond issues, commercial, non-manufacturing, real estate, retail and service projects are not eligible for the Tax-Exempt Program. The Taxable Bond Program also finances the acquisition, construction and equipping of qualified facilities and/or equipment. All types of retail, commercial and industrial projects qualify for participation in the Taxable Bond Program. The Taxable Bond Program provides competitive rate loans to qualified borrowers through the issuance of private activity, industrial revenue bonds by the Board.
Single-Purpose Animal Facilities Loan Guarantee Program (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority provides a 50 percent first-loss guarantee on collateralized loans up to $250,000 that lenders make to independent livestock producers to finance the acquisition, construction, improvement, rehabilitation, or operation of land, buildings, facilities, equipment, machinery, and animal waste facilities used to produce poultry, hogs, beef or dairy cattle or other animals in a single purpose animal facility.
Small Business Loan Program (Missouri) Missouri Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Small Business Loan Program provides low-interest and no-interest direct loans for small businesses. The statewide program is open to all small businesses that employ 15 or fewer employees and that are Missouri-owned and operated. The maximum loan amount is $50,000 and the interest rate is 3%.
Solid Waste Management Program (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The Solid Waste Management Program in the Department of Natural Resources regulates the management of solid waste in the state of Missouri. A permit is required prior to the construction or operation of any solid waste processing facility or disposal area. Local Solid Waste Management Districts can be organized in regions of the state; such districts have the authority to enact a solid waste management plan for solid waste disposal in their jurisdictions.
Southern States Energy Compact (Multiple States) Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
United States Virgin Islands
Virginia
West Virginia
Industry Recruitment/Support
Environmental Regulations
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Southern States Energy Compact provides for the proper employment and conservation of energy, and for the employment of energy-related facilities, materials, and products, within the context of a responsible regard for the environment, among the Southeastern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Southern States Energy Board is responsible for administering the Compact and may adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations in conjunction with state agencies. The Board also encourages the development, conservation, and responsible use of energy and energy-related facilities, installations, and products as part of a balanced economy and a healthy environment.
Strip Mine Law (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS State/Province This law authorizes the Land Reclamation Commission of the Department of Natural Resources to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to strip mining of coal and reclamation, review all proposals, plans, and specifications for mining operations, and oversee land reclamation practices. Additional details, as well as permitting procedures, can be found in the text of the law.
Surface Coal Mining Law (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS State/Province This law aims to provide for the regulation of coal mining in order to minimize or prevent its adverse effects, protect the environment to the extent possible, protect landowner rights, and prohibit coal mining in locations where reclamation is not feasible. The law aims to strike a balance between protection of the environment and agricultural productivity and the need for coal as an energy source. This law addresses the powers of the Land Reclamation Commission, permitting procedures for surface coal mining, reclamation plan requirements, and fees.
Water Usage Law, Major Water Users (Missouri) Missouri Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Nuclear
State/Province Any water user with the capability to withdraw or divert 100,000 gallons or more per day from any stream, river, lake, well, spring or other water source must register and file for a permit for water withdrawal and diversion from the Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, no major water user may convey water withdrawn or diverted from within the southeast Missouri regional water district if such withdrawal or diversion and subsequent conveyance to a location outside the district unduly interferes with the reasonable and customary activities of a registered major water user located within the district.