Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 256
Geology, Water Resources and Geodetic Survey

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Rsmo Number Section Description
   
STATE GEOLOGIST
Cross Reference

State geologist transferred to department of natural resources, 640.010 ***

256.010. State geologist--appointment--duties.
256.030. Governor, state geologist--powers.
256.040. Oath of office--private consulting prohibited.
256.050. State geologist and assistants--duties.
256.055. Revolving fund for cash transactions involving the sale of Division of Geology and Land Survey items established.
256.060. Survey of water resources.
256.070. Maintenance of cabinet collection.
256.080. Duty of assistants.
256.090. Information released to press--confidential material released, when--use of collections by educational institutions.
256.100. Additional technical work--authorization.
256.110. Cooperation with federal agencies.
   
MINE MAP REPOSITORY
256.112. Mine map repository established in office of state geologist--contents to be maps of closed or abandoned underground mines.
256.113. Maps to be open for inspection in presence of authorized personnel--copies made with consent of owner, exceptions.
256.115. State geologist to acquire maps--owners or operators of underground mines closed permanently or temporarily to furnish true copies, when, contents.
256.117. Funding for operation of map repository from document services fund--money from sales of maps or products deposited in fund.
   
GEODETIC SURVEYS
256.120. Geodetic surveyors may enter on lands.
256.130. Damages--hearings--procedure.
256.140. Costs, how adjusted.
256.150. Appeals.
   
INTERSTATE EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY COMPACT
256.155. Interstate earthquake emergency compact.
   
GEOLOGIC HAZARD ASSESSMENT
256.170. Definitions.
256.173. Cities and counties to be furnished geologic hazard assessment prepared by division of geology and land survey.
256.175. High seismic risk area data--duties of department.
   
WATER RESOURCES
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Emergency drought relief, money how expended, 644.564 *** Interagency task force on water resources, duties, 640.430 *** Special water protection area established when, and removed when, 640.418 to 640.423 *** Surface and ground water monitoring and state water resource plan to be developed by department of natural resources, 640.409 to 640.415 *** Water supply systems, state assistance through loans in linked deposit program, 30.750 to 30.765 *** Water usage, voluntary reports to division by cities, towns and villages, content, fee on tax bills for those complying, 71.287 ***

256.200. Duties and powers of commission.
256.230. Bonds of members and employees.
256.250. Public agencies to cooperate with commission.
256.260. Reports of commission.
   
WATER DEVELOPMENT FUND
256.280. Definition.
256.290. Water development fund created, purposes--funds not to revert.
256.300. Commission may contract with federal agencies.
256.310. Duties of commission.
256.320. Basis of payment--debt to be lien on property, how collected.
256.330. Commission to report to legislature, contents.
256.340. Legislature may appropriate from fund, purposes.
256.350. Law not to affect existing contracts.
256.360. Commission to protect public interest in federal reservoirs.
   
WATER USAGE
256.400. Definitions.
256.405. Purpose to develop information for future water resource management--water usage law applicable to--exemptions.
256.410. Major water users withdrawing or diverting water required to file registration with division, content.
256.415. Nuisance, unregistered diversion of water by major water user--injunction--injunction dissolved, when.
256.420. Inspection by state geologist--court order if permission refused.
256.425. Division to compile information to determine water needs and usage of state--staff limitation.
256.430. Department may accept gifts, grants--law not to be construed to limit common law water rights.
256.433. Southeast Missouri regional water district, limitation on withdrawal or diversion by major water users.
   
MULTIPURPOSE WATER RESOURCES PROGRAM, WATER SUPPLY AND STORAGE PROJECTS
256.435. Citation of law.
256.437. Definitions. -- (As amended by HB 1717, 2016 session)
256.438. Fund created, use of moneys. -- (As amended by HB 1717, 2016 session)
256.439. (Repealed L. 2016 H.B. 1717 § A)
256.440. Multipurpose water resource program established, department to administer--state may participate in water resource project, when. -- (As amended by HB 1717, 2016 session)
256.443. Plan, content--approval of plan by director--eligibility of projects to receive contributions, grants or bequests for construction or renovation costs, limitation. -- (As amended by HB 1717, 2016 session)
256.445. Political subdivision, with sponsor's plan approved, submit to voters ballot to incur debt, issue bonds, levy and collect taxes--bonds, procedure to issue--rate of tax--how calculated--collection.
   
GEOLOGIST REGISTRATION ACT
256.447. (New section HB 1717, 2016 session)
256.450. Citation of law.
256.453. Definitions.
256.456. Geology work to be performed under supervision of registered geologist, when--reports, supervised by registered geologist--prohibited designations, when--penalty.
256.459. Board of geologist registration created--members, qualifications, appointment--public members--terms--bond not required--attorney general to represent board--expenses, reimbursement, compensation, rules authorized.
256.462. Meetings of board--officers--rules--examinations, preparation of--certificates of registration, issuance of, code of professional conduct--suspension, revocation of certificate, when--specialty fields, board may recognize.
256.465. Fund, established--fees to be set by board, limit.
256.468. Application for certification, contents, requirements--examination required--geologist-registrant in-training, designation--board, powers and duties.
256.471. Exempt activities.
256.474. Failure to abide by requirements, board may reprimand.
256.477. Prohibited activities, penalties--board to revoke certificate, when.
256.480. Complaints, board shall investigate, procedures--board may issue order, powers--appeal of order or action of board.
256.483. Alteration of document prohibited, when, penalty--false evidence or testimony, penalty--action under expired certificate of registration, penalty.
   
LIMING MATERIALS
256.500. (Transferred 1978; now 266.500)
256.505. (Transferred 1978; now 266.505)
256.510. (Transferred 1978; now 266.510)
256.515. (Transferred 1978; now 266.515)
256.520. (Transferred 1978; now 266.520)
256.525. (Transferred 1978; now 266.525)
256.530. (Transferred 1978; now 266.530)
256.535. (Transferred 1978; now 266.535)
256.540. (Transferred 1978; now 266.540)
256.545. (Transferred 1978; now 266.545)
256.550. (Transferred 1978; now 266.550)
   
WATER WELL DRILLERS, REGULATION
256.600. Title of law.
256.603. Definitions.
256.605. Well installation board established--membership--terms--qualifications.
256.606. Rules and regulations--applicants' qualifications.
256.607. Well installation contractor, permit--heat pump installation contractor, permit.
256.611. Application, qualifications.
256.613. Written examinations.
256.614. Notice to division, when--forms--registration and certification, fee--encountering gas or oil.
256.615. Abandoned wells, plugging required--test holes, plugging--confidentiality of information--penalty.
256.616. Performance bond or letter of credit may be required--conditions.
256.617. Drilling rigs, how marked--rig permits.
256.620. Certain wells exempted from regulation.
256.621. Surface water tracing, registration required--renewal--documentation required.
256.623. Fees--appeals process for disciplinary action.
256.626. Promulgation of rules and regulations--heat pump coolants, preference.
256.628. Obligation to plug abandoned well, notification--information to be filed, form--inspection, injunction, penalty.
256.630. Violations of the law, suspension, revocation--procedure, appeals.
256.633. Injunctions--attorney general to represent division.
256.635. Audit of division--groundwater protection fund, purpose.
256.637. Violations of law, civil and criminal penalties.
256.640. Rules, procedure.
   
IRRIGATION WELLS-- SPECIAL WATER DISTRICT
256.641. Definitions.
256.643. Southeast Missouri regional water district, certain counties may be included--governed by commission.
256.645. Counties to adopt plan to set boundaries of district--meeting of landowners--notice requirement.
256.647. Qualified voters to elect chairman and secretary--vote to become part of district and to select one commissioner, elections procedure.
256.649. Counties not joining may subsequently join, procedure--commissioners' qualifications.
256.650. (Transferred 1992; now 256.155)
256.651. Meeting of commission, location--terms of office, how determined--vacancies--per diem--oath.
256.653. President and secretary to be elected, qualifications, terms--commission's powers and duties.
256.655. Fees may be established for persons owning irrigation wells--qualification, limitation--to raise fee must submit to voters.
256.657. Secretary of commission to serve as treasurer--salary, expenses, staff and equipment--bond requirement--deposit of funds--duties--annual audit--report--warrants, form.
256.660. Disincorporation of district, procedure.
   
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
256.670. Definitions--geographical information system, public access--community creation of system--fee--licensing of system, factors--construction of law--liability shield.
   
GEOLOGIC RESOURCES
256.700. Surface mining, fee--director to require fee, when--amount of fee--expiration date--rulemaking authority.
256.705. Fund created, use of moneys.
256.710. Industrial minerals advisory council created, members, duties, terms, vacancies.

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