Hazardous Waste Program

Holcim (US) Inc./Geocycle, LLC

EPA ID# MOD029729688

DNR Contact:      David Walker, 573-751-3553 or 800-361-4827
EPA Contact:      Mary Reilly Grisolano, 913-551-7657 or 800-223-0425
Facility Contact:  Dennis Fox, 573-242-3571            
Last Updated:      February 18, 2014

What’s New

Class 3 Permit Modification Request Received: On Jan. 29, 2014, Holcim (US) Inc./Geocycle, LLC submitted a Class 3 Permit Modification request to the the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, requesting to modify their existing Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit. The department is accepting written comments on the permit modification request until March 30, 2014.

Holcim/Geocycle will hold a public meeting about the permit modification request on March 12, 2014, at the Clarksville City Hall, located at 111 Howard St. in Clarksville. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations in order to attend can make arrangements by contacting Timothy Schlosser by March 7 at 734-529-4616.

On Feb. 15, 2012, Holcim/Geocycle withdrew their application to renew their hazardous waste permits and began closing the facility on June 28, 2012, according to their department-approved closure plan. Holcim/Geocycle is proposing to modify their current hazardous waste permit to remove approximately 3500 acres of the site from jurisdiction under the hazardous waste permit. At the public meeting, Holcim/Geocycle will present information about the background and justification for the Class 3 permit modification. 

The public can review and copy the Part I Permit Modification request and supporting documents at the Clarksville City Hall, 111 Howard St., Clarksville, Missouri (please call ahead to 573-242-3336) or at the agency locations above. You may submit written comments on the Part I Permit Modification request online or by mail to Dave Walker, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176.

Facility Description

Holcim (US) Inc./Geocycle, LLC is an inactive commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility, located at 14744 Highway 79 North, two miles north of Clarksville. Holcim previously operated a single, wet process cement kiln, which produced approximately 4,000 tons of clinker per day. Clinker is the main ingredient in Portland cement. The main fuel used to heat the kiln was coal/coke. To supplement their fuel needs, Holcim used a variety of liquid and solid hazardous waste-derived fuels as well as tires, sawdust, oil filter fluff and other non-hazardous materials. Holcim closed the kiln during the first part of 2009. The department accepted the kiln closure certification in October 2009. 

Geocycle operated the on-site liquid and solid hazardous waste fuel programs. Geocycle would receive the hazardous waste by both truck and railcar. The liquid hazardous wastes were blended to achieve the desired fuel characteristics and stored until they were fed into the kiln as liquid fuel.

On Feb. 15, 2012, Holcim/Geocycle notified the department and EPA that they intended to close the facility. Holcim/Geocycle had been in an idle state since 2010, while they evaluated potential options related to future facility operations. On June 28, 2012, Holcim/Geocycle submitted to the department and EPA a notice to begin closure activities . Holcim/Geocycle has begun closing the facility according to their department-approved closure plan. They are also conducting an assessment to identify and gather information on potential releases of hazardous waste to the environment from the facility, as required by their existing hazardous waste permits. What, if any, corrective action, or cleanup, activities necessary will be based on the assessment results.

Regulatory Status

Holcim/Geocycle operated under two hazardous waste permits, one issued by the department and one issued by EPA. The department issued the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit, effective May 2, 2000. EPA issued the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit, effective June 16, 2000. These permits allowed Holcim/Geocycle to store and treat "characteristic" hazardous waste, as well as various F-, K- P- and U-listed hazardous wastes as specified in the Part A application. The regulated units consisted of container storage, tank storage, treatment facility and industrial furnace.

eight blend/storage tanks and a railcar storage area. These permits also required corrective action in the event there is a release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents to the environment.

Holcim/Geocycle submitted a permit application on Oct. 29, 2009, for renewal of their existing hazardous waste permits. Holcim/Geocycle's existing Part I Permit expired May 2, 2010 and Part II Permit expired June 16, 2010. State and federal regulations, 40 CFR 270.51, allow the existing hazardous waste permits to continue in effect until the department and EPA issue or deny new hazardous waste permits. The department determined the permit application was complete on June 2, 2010. On Feb. 15, 2012, Holcim/Geocycle notified the department and EPA that they were withdrawing their application to renew their hazardous waste permits and closing the facility. The current hazardous waste permits will continue in effect until the facility is closed according to their department-approved closure plan and a determination is made regarding any corrective action, or cleanup.