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.

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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 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 80-3.060

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 80-3.010

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 80-3.130

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 80-6.041

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 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 80-6.011

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 80-4.010

Rescission

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 80-2.170

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 80-2.161

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 80-2.151

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 80-2.141

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 80-2.130

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 80-2.121

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 80-2.110

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 80-2.101

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 80-2.190

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 80-2.091

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 80-2.080

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 80-2.060

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 80-2.050

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 80-2.040

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 80-2.010

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 80-2.181

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 80-2.180

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 80-2.070

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 80-2.030

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 80-2.020

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 80-5.010

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 80-2.003

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 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

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 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 10-4.010

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 10-3.010

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 10-2.010

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