News Release 616

Jefferson City man referred to attorney general for scrap tire violations

Volume 38-616 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 26, 2010-- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has referred the case against a Jefferson City man to the Missouri Attorney General's Office alleging violations of Missouri’s Solid Waste Management Law and regulations in his handling of scrap tires. 

The department referred the case against Dave Pearon alleging that he accumulated and then abandoned scrap tires in violation of solid waste law.

Pearon operated Dave’s Tire Shop and More in Jefferson City.  After going out of business in October of 2008, Pearon left approximately 500 scrap tires in a semi trailer on the property. 

Missouri's Solid Waste Management Law exists to protect public and environmental health, and the department is responsible for enforcing the law and regulations.

The department’s main goal in any enforcement action is to work with a facility to successfully achieve compliance with the standards and then ensure they have the tools to remain in compliance.  As part of that process, penalties may be used as an incentive to ensure future compliance and to remove the economic benefit of continued noncompliance.

The department strives to work with owners and operators to fix problems before an issue is referred. In situations where the responsible party is unwilling or unable to cooperate, the department will refer the case to the attorney general’s office for legal action.

For more information, contact the department’s Solid Waste Management Program at 573-751-5401 or call toll-free at 800-361-4827.