Hazardous Waste Program

What's New

April - June 2009 Hazardous Waste Management
Commission Quarterly Report Now Online

Registration, reporting and fees associated with hazardous waste generators, enforcement cases in Jasper and Jackson counties, hazardous waste permits for facilities in Joplin, Kansas City, Grain Valley and Forest City and five-years reviews from the superfund section are all covered in this report

The report, and all past quarterly reports are available online.


Leaking Underground Storage Tanks and the Recovery Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act currently includes funding to address abandoned underground storage tanks, such as former gasoline stations on the corner of many downtowns. Missouri has received $3.254 million to assist communities with tank closure, assessment and cleanup of these former underground storage tanks facilities. More information on the funding, including the lists of sites across Missouri eligible to receive the funding priority is available on transform.mo.gov and the department's Tank's website.


Former Feed, Farm and Chemical Store Inventory

A joint effort between the Hazardous Waste Program's Superfund and Brownfields Sections to inventory abandoned feed, farm and chemical store locations has started. The department's goal is to locate abandoned farm supply stores and work with communities and property
owners to clean up the site. More...


E-scrap Rule Filed

A proposed e-scrap rule and emergency e-scrap rule were filed June 19 with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and the Secretary of State. The language for both rules are nearly identical; the emergency rule includes a statement that describes the need for an emergency rule.

The emergency e-scrap rule will be effective July 1 and expire Feb. 25, 2010. 

The proposed rule will be published in the Missouri Register Aug. 3, 2009. The comment period for the proposed rule will begin Aug. 3 and end Oct. 22. A public hearing on the proposed rule will be held Oct. 15 at a Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission meeting. The final rule will be effective April 30, 2010.

Visit the Electronics Recovery Rulemaking Workgroup for more information about the proposed rules and to sign up to receive email updates.

Senate Bill 720, part of which is known as the Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Equipment Collection and Recovery Act, was signed into law with an effective date of Aug. 28, 2008. The bill assigned many duties to electronics manufacturers, retailers and the Department, one of which is for the Department to publish rules by July 1, 2009.  The bill also stipulates computer manufacturers who sell their products in Missouri must have a recovery plan that specifies how computers and computer accessories will be collected and recycled or reused.


July 1 Deadline Approaches for DERT Fund Applications

If you own a property that was or is a dry cleaning facility, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance for cleanup costs associated with environmental contamination through Missouri’s Drycleaning Environmental Response, or DERT, fund.

For abandoned dry cleaning sites to qualify for eligibility to the fund, a notification form must be postmarked and sent to the Department of Natural Resources by July 1. Visit the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Web page or call 800-361-3827 for more information.


HWP Sections to Present at MWCC's Environmental Conference

The Missouri Brownfields Conference was held in conjunction with the Missouri Waste Control Coalition’s Environmental Conference on Monday, June 22 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. This year’s topics included an overview and understanding of Brownfields. Visit the Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Web page for more information.

The Hazardous Waste Program's Tanks Section also presented a tract at the conference.  Visit the Missouri Waste Control Coalition's Web page for more information on the conference.


Department Encourages Missourians to Reuse
or Recycle Unwanted Televisions

Are you ready for the digital television transfer? Do you know all the facts for what you need to do to be prepared? Visit e-cycle Missouri to learn what to expect after June 12 and tips on how to properly dispose of an unwanted television.


Compliance Issue Updates

If you would like information and updates on compliance issues, visit DNR Enforcement and Compliance Assistance Newsletter Generators Subscription  to sign up for the hazardous waste generator electronic newsletter.  Archives of the newsletter can be viewed at Hazardous Waste Generator List-se rv Archive.


Underground Storage Tank Inspections

The new underground storage tank inspection program will meet the inspection cycle requirements outlined in the 2005 Energy Policy Act that stipulates all facilities, regardless of financial responsibility mechanism, must be inspected every three years.  The new inspection program will include the contract inspections, as well as department conducted inspections


Additional Information Added to List of Hazardous Waste Generators Inactivated for Non-compliance Issues

The Department of Natural Resources has added additional fields to the downloadable report of generators that have been administratively inactivated for failure to complete reporting requirements or failure to pay applicable fees.  This additional information includes the date each generator was administratively inactivated and the date the downloadable report was last updated.

To view this list, click on the link below which takes you to the Hazardous Waste Program’s home page.

Then roll your cursor over the list of subjects in green on the left side of the screen to the subject titled “Data Downloads” and click on “Deactivated Waste Generators” from this list of report names.

You may then chose from the following list of reports to view or download:

For more information on these reports, call 573-751-3204.


Licensed Hazardous Waste Transporters Now Available Online

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has recently made available an electronic list of licensed hazardous waste transporters. The list will be updated monthly to reflect any changes in licensed transporters. The list can also sort transporters by name, state, transporter identification, etc. by clicking the top of each column. If you have any questions regarding hazardous waste transporters, please contact Jennifer Johnson of the department's Compliance and Enforcement Section at 573-751-7560.


West Lake Landfill, Bridgeton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has drafted a Proposed Plan for the West Lake Landfill that will address two areas at the site.  The areas are operable units 1 and 2.

Send comments to
Daniel Wall
Remedial Project Manager
Superfund Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
(913) 551-7710
wall.daniel@epa.gov

Proposed Plan for West Lake Landfill Site, Operable Units 1 and 2 
Prepared by EPA Region 7 - June 2006

Feasibility Study for West Lake Landfill, Operable Unit 1
Prepared by Engineering Management Support Inc. - May 8, 2006 (Entire document including appendices, tables and figures.)

Note icon.Note: Due to the large size of this document, we have divided it into smaller downloadable files using the links below.

Feasibility Study for West Lake Landfill, Operable Unit 1

Appendices

Feasibility Study for West Lake Landfill, Operable Unit 2
Prepared by Herst and Associates Inc. - June 2006


Hazardous Waste Fee Changes

Senate Bill 225 was passed during the 2005 legislative session and made a number of significant changes in the Hazardous Waste law dealing with the regulation of generators. Those changes include:

Implementation of these changes within the Department of Natural Resources has already begun. These statutory changes will require development of certain new rules as well as modification of some existing ones.


Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri

Proposed Plan for Twelve Environmental Restoration Program Sites, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Prepared by the Environmental Restoration Program - April 2005

Copies of additional Whiteman Air Force Base Cleanup documents are available for review at:
Government Documents Room, Central Missouri State University Library, South and College Street, Warrensburg, Missouri. 660-543-4149


Missouri General Assembly Report of the
Joint Interim Committee on Hazardous Waste

Adobe document983 KB November 2004


Former Forest Park Recreation Camp, St. Louis, Missouri

Draft Final - Munitions and Explosives of Concern - Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Report - Forest Park, Missouri 3.2 MB July 22, 2004
Prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District - Alternatives for removal actions of Munitions and Explosives of Concern. For more information contact Eric Cramer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Public Affairs Office, 816-983-3487 or call Josephine Newton-Lund, project manager, 816-289-1420.

Fact Sheet - Former Forest Park Recreation Camp, St. Louis, Missouri - Background Information DOC 42 KB July 2004
Prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District

Fact Sheet - Former Forest Park Recreation Camp, St. Louis, Missouri - Proposed Munitions and Explosives of Concern Cleanup Alternatives DOC 1.4 MB July 2004
Prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District


Former St. Louis Ordnance Plant, St. Louis, Missouri

An overview of the Phase 1 Remedial Investigation Work Plan for Activities at the Hanley Area former St. Louis Ordnance Plant (SLOP) DOC 909 KB, St. Louis, Missouri, January 2005.
Prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District for the U.S. Army Environmental Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. A complete document is available and can be viewed at the following location:

St. Louis Central Public Library
1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-241-2288