The residential and commercial appliance and heating rebate program encourages members to purchase Energy Star equipment that qualifies under the White River energy efficiency program. Items available in the program include electric water heaters, room air conditioning units, and geothermal heat pumps, dual fuel, and air source heat pumps. All transactions that are part of this program are subject to follow-up audits by the White River staff. Visit the program web site for additional information and to access rebate applications.
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.
In July 2008, Missouri enacted legislation allowing homeowners to take an income tax deduction of the cost of home energy audits and associated energy efficiency improvements. The tax deduction is valid for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2009. Any deduction shall be claimed for the tax year in which the qualified home energy audit was conducted or in which the implementation of the recommended energy efficiency improvements occurred.
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.
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.
St. Louis County SAVES offers loans to residents for energy efficiency improvements in owner-occupied, single-family homes. Loans are available for a variety of energy-efficiency improvements, as outlined on the program web site. To participate in this program, residents can elect to have an energy assessment or simply choose from the list of eligible improvements. Next, the homeowner should select a St. Louis County SAVES authorized contractor and schedule an estimate. After the estimate is complete, the homeowner can apply on-line for a loan.
Southwest Electric Cooperative offers rebates to its customers that purchase energy efficient heating and air conditioning equipment . This program offers rebates for customers who buy Energy Star geothermal and dual fuel heat pumps, and room air conditioners. Heat pump rebates apply to new construction or replacement of an already existing heating system. An application form must be submitted to the utility, along with a copy of the original dated sales receipt, within 90 days of product purchase date.
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.
In Missouri, solar energy systems not held for resale are exempt from state, local, and county property taxes. As enacted in July 2013, the law does not define solar energy systems; further rules will need to be established.