News Release 282

Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission to discuss pollution reducing actions

Volume 39-282 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 15, 2011 – The Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission will meet Aug. 18 in Jefferson City to consider updating Missouri’s underground storage tank regulations and making state hazardous waste rules consistent with corresponding federal rules.

Detailed information on these rulemakings, including the comments received during the public comment period, is available on the department's website at dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/rules-dev-hwp.htm.

Also at the meeting, program staff will provide routine updates on the functions of the Hazardous Waste Program.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City. The meeting will also be streamed live from the department’s website at dnr.mo.gov/videos/live.htm.

A complete meeting agenda, including supporting documents and additional information about the commission is available on the department's website at dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/commission/commis.htm.

The Hazardous Waste Management Commission was established by state statute and promotes hazardous waste recycling, reuse and reduction; adopts and modifies rules to implement hazardous waste statutes; and establishes regulations for the management of hazardous waste. The commission provides oversight of decisions made by the department and rules on requests for variances from hazardous waste management regulations.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-361-4287 (voice) or 573-751-3176. Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the program through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

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