Fiscal Year 2000 Integrated Strategic Plan

STRATEGIC ISSUE 1

Goal: Land

Preserve and protect Missouri’s land resources for ongoing responsible use.

Outcome A

Effective and efficient management of solid waste

Outcome Measures
Reduction in the amount of solid waste going to landfills

Reduction in the amount of solid waste disposed of per capita

Increase in the number of cities with a full range of solid waste management options to residents and businesses (integrated solid waste systems)

Objective 1
By 2000, increase the amount of solid waste recovered to forty percent.

Objective Measures
Improvement in the compliance with solid waste requirements

Increase in the tons of demolition and construction, industrial and commercial, and food waste diverted from landfills and recycled

Increase in the number of businesses using recovered waste to make products

Increase in the number of businesses with ongoing solid waste reduction or recycling programs

Increase in the number of active recycling and waste-reduction programs

Increase in the tons of waste tires reused beneficially

Increase in the number of businesses beneficially reusing waste tires

Strategies
Develop and promote feasible alternatives to waste disposal in landfills.

Promote volumetric or unit-based pricing mechanisms that account for the full cost of solid waste disposal.

Encourage food-waste composting, reuse of construction and demolition waste, and commercial and industrial waste reduction to address the largest portion, by weight, of waste disposed of in landfills.

Provide financial assistance for projects which result in a decrease in the amount of materials disposed of and an increase in the amount reused.

Promote landfill methods that facilitate future waste recovery.

Consult with industry regarding the economic benefit of practices that comply with environmental laws.

Objective 2
Reduce the amount of improperly disposed of solid waste.

Objective Measures
Decrease in the number of landfills with uncorrected methane gas migration problems

Increase in the percent of landfills with groundwater monitoring systems that accurately measure possible contamination to ensure that landfills are not causing pollution to the groundwater

Decrease in the number and significance of violations of solid waste requirements

Increase in the percent of waste disposed of in landfills with liners meeting Subtitle D requirements

Decrease in the number of stream miles contaminated due to landfill leachate discharges

Increase in the number of counties and cities with active programs to discourage illegal dumping

Decrease in the number of illegal dumps (include tires)

Increase in the number of illegal dumps cleaned up (including tires)

Strategies
Ensure that Missouri landfills meet solid waste rules and laws, through permitting, inspection and enforcement efforts. When necessary and appropriate for protection of our natural resources, promulgate new rules.

Promote pubic awareness and community involvement in the locating of landfills through meetings held during the initial permitting process. This provides an opportunity and greater role for groups or individuals that may be potentially impacted by a landfill in their area.

Clean up illegal waste sites, and promote local programs that discourage illegal dumping in order to prevent future clean up of such sites.

Outcome B

Beneficial reuse of sites contaminated in the past with hazardous materials

Outcome Measures
Increase in the number of hazardous material sites remediated and returned to productive use

Objective 1
By 2001, remediate thirty-six sites contaminated by hazardous substances to a level appropriate for new development.

Objective Measures
Number of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites

remediated

Number of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites remediated

Number of sites where remediation is conducted on a voluntary, expedited, or cooperative basis

Strategies
Collaborate with the Environmental Protection Agency to administer CERCLA in Missouri.

Oversee collaboratively the cleanup of hazardous wastes at facilities currently or previously owned or leased by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Administer the corrective action program for facilities subject to the corrective action requirements of RCRA to investigate and remediate a pre-existing hazardous waste problem.

Administer the state Registry of Abandoned or Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites.

Use the "Cleanup Levels for Missouri" document to address industrial and commercial land uses.

Work with landowners and developers and others to remediate property voluntarily.

Outcome C

Proper management of hazardous substances and waste

Outcome Measures
Reduction in the number of hazardous substances and waste releases

Increase in the number of properly managed hazardous waste facilities and hazardous substance releases

Reduction in the amount of hazardous waste generated

Increase in the proportion of hazardous waste recycled, used for energy recovery, or reused relative to the amount generated

Increase in the proportion of hazardous waste treated relative to the amount generated

Objective 1
By 2002, increase by 10 percent the number of hazardous waste facilities that are properly managed.

Objective Measures
Decrease in the percentage of hazardous waste facilities with significant Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations

Number of Corrective Action investigations, stabilization and interim measures, remedial selections and cleanups implemented

Decrease in the number of hazardous waste management facility permits issued, reflecting a decrease in hazardous waste being generated

Strategies
Ensure that hazardous waste in Missouri is properly managed from cradle to grave through permitting, inspection and enforcement efforts. When necessary and appropriate for protection of our natural resources, promulgate new rules.

Maintain and pursue appropriate delegation and authorization to encourage proper management of hazardous waste.

Close hazardous waste management units that no longer need to operate under a permit.

Collect and manage data related to hazardous waste so that a central source of information is available to all interested parties.

Assist in the clean-up and disposal of the hazardous substances including, but not limited to, chemicals intended for use in or resulting from the manufacture or production of controlled substances.

Objective 2
Reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated (relative to industrial activity) and increase alternatives to disposal.

Objective Measures
Increase in the amount of hazardous waste recycled or reused relative to the total amount generated (which should be decreasing relative to industrial activity)

Increase in the number of resource recovery certificates issued as more hazardous waste is recycled, reclaimed or recovered

Increase in the amount of hazardous waste treated by thermal recovery relative to the total amount generated (which should be decreasing)

Strategies
Work with businesses and the public to promote pollution prevention activities in the following order: reduction first, then reuse, recycle, thermal recovery, and treatment. Encourage pollution prevention activities through permitting, enforcement agreements, and other regulatory activities.

Consult with industry regarding the economic benefit of practices that reduce pollution.

Outcome D

Proper management of underground and aboveground petroleum storage tanks

Outcome Measures
Increase in the percentage of all tanks in compliance with the law and regulations

Decrease in the releases of petroleum products and other regulated substances into the environment relative to the number of all tanks

Objective 1
Identify underground and aboveground petroleum storage tank locations and remediate contamination caused by leaking tanks.

Objective Measures
Increase in the percentage of underground storage tanks meeting federal upgrade requirements

Decrease in the number of new releases as a percentage of total active tanks

Increase in the number and the percentage of contaminated tank sites remediated

Strategies
Remediate contaminated tank sites through coordination with the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund and utilization of the federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund.

Conduct regulatory oversight to include registering sites, field inspections and enforcement at sites failing to comply with existing cleanup and remediation requirements and standards.

Outcome E

Reduction in soil erosion on Missouri’s agricultural land

Outcome Measures
Increased productivity of Missouri’s firms and farms (Show-Me Result) as measured by tons of soil saved

Objective 1
By 2006, reduce soil erosion on 95 percent of Missouri agricultural land to a level at which soil loss does not hinder productivity (i.e. it is tolerable).

Objective Measures
Increase in the miles and acres of soil conservation practices constructed

Maintain or increase in the number of educational events held by soil and water conservation districts

Increase in the number of watersheds with soil conservation practices constructed

Increase in the Special Area Land Treatment projects completed utilizing soil conservation treatments

Strategies
Create partnerships with agencies involved in soil conservation.

Expand the department’s role in providing technical assistance for soil conservation, and promote land use practices that maximize soil protection.

Collect and manage data related to soil conservation efforts so that a central source of information is available to all interested parties.

Provide training for Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors and employees to maximize conservation efforts and improve fiscal responsibility for the Soils Sales Tax Fund.

Improve fiscal and operational accountability through enhancement of the Soil and Water Conservation District and cost-share accounting system and continuation of audits for the districts.

Begin implementation of the initiative to address the water quality issues in the Table Rock Lake watershed resulting from soil erosion and runoff.

Continue to provide various types of financial assistance to construct and implement soil conservation measures including grants and loans.

Outcome F

Successfully reclaimed abandoned and active mined lands that do not pose a threat to the environment, human health or safety

Outcome Measures
Annual increase in the total cumulative number of acres reclaimed

Annual increase in the total cumulative number of high walls and other mine hazards mitigated

Objective 1
By 2001, annually reclaim seven abandoned coal mine sites and effectively regulate all active surface mining.

Objective Measures
Annual increase in the total cumulative number of mine land acres under a reclamation schedule

Number of abandoned coal mine land projects completed within the three-year construction grant cycle

Number of acres of mined lands achieving final bond release standards within 10 years of the cessation of mining

Number of stream miles failing to meet water quality standards due to acid mine releases or quarry discharges as measured annually

Strategies
Implement current practices, including engineering, maintenance and revegetation and adaptive reuse in reclamation projects.

Ensure that active and abandoned mines in Missouri are properly managed through permitting, inspection and enforcement efforts. When necessary and appropriate for protection of our natural resources, promulgate new rules.

Further develop knowledge of active and abandoned mines.

Collect and manage data related to coal mining and reclamation efforts so that a central source of information is available to all interested parties.

Outcome G

Safe dams

Outcome Measures
Number of regulated high-hazard dams that fail and dollar value of damaged property

Number of failures of unregulated dams between twenty-five and thirty-five feet

Improvements made as a result of increased awareness of proper dam safety standards

Objective 1
Decrease failures of regulated dams to zero percent annually.

Objective Measures
Number of emergency responses

Decrease in the number of regulated dams that fail

Increase in the number of regulated dams in compliance

Strategies
Complete all required maps showing potential inundation downstream resulting from a dam failure.

Provide technical assistance and training opportunities to dam owners and the public.

Ensure compliance of regulated dams through permitting, inspection, and enforcement activities. When necessary and appropriate for protection of our natural resources, promulgate new rules.

Maintain a permit tracking system to provide accurate, timely information on regulated dams.

Outcome H

Reduction in property boundary disputes

Outcome Measures
Number of survey documents preserved for distribution

Number of counties with Geographic Reference Systems

Number of survey conflicts resolved

Objective 1
Maintain the repository of historical land survey information and provide professional services to preserve and establish accurate land boundaries.

Objective Measures
Percent of land records microfilmed

Number of documents distributed to the public

Number of public land survey system corners restored

Number of Geographic Reference systems established

Number of county cooperative corners remonumented

Number of restored land corners with accurate coordinates

Strategies
Collect and manage data related to land and geodetic surveys so that all Missouri survey data is accessible at one location.

Establish Geographic Reference stations for accurate mapping.

Enforce survey standards and regulations to ensure consistency and quality of land and geodetic survey data.

Participate in cooperative corner remonumentation with county government to increase the number of established corner monuments.

Maintain an efficient system for providing survey information to the public.

Gather land survey documents from Missouri counties, preserve those documents, and continuously update the documents available for use and distribution.

Outcome I

Appropriate land-use decisions by the public, governmental agencies and industry

Outcome Measures
Number of earth science databases

Objective 1
Increase the availability and understanding of earth science data to assist the public, governmental agencies and industry.

Objective Measures
Increase in the number of soil and geologic data sets maintained on a Geographic Information System (GIS)

Increase in the amount of geologic information distributed

Increase in acres with a completed soil survey

Results of customer surveys

Strategies
Continue to assemble existing geologic data, and diversify the formats (electronic, paper) used to distribute geologic data.

Complete the mapping of soils for all of Missouri and plan for future soil survey work describing the character and capability of the soil to aid in land use decisions that are sustainable.

Implement a procedure for the sale and distribution of computerized geologic information.

Evaluate different methods of data distribution, and implement improvements in the processes used for sale of procedures, publications and maps.

Improve access to data resources, and the services available through divisional staff.

Expand the information requested on customer surveys to capture input on the use of geologic information to use for improvement of its format and content.

Objective 2
Increase geologic data to assist in making appropriate land use decisions and foster sound, prudent use of mineral resources and mineral fuels.

Objective Measures
Increase in the amount of geologic information produced:

  1. Bedrock and surficial material maps
  2. Number of geologic hazard assessments
  3. Footage of well cuttings and drill cores logged
  4. Number of mineral resource assessments
  5. Number of coal database records obtained
  6. Number of underground mine maps obtained

Strategies
Develop a comprehensive state wide geologic mapping program, which includes these considerations:

  1. Establishment of a Geologic Map Advisory Committee;
  2. Prioritization of areas to be mapped based on recommendations from the Geologic Map Advisory Committee;
  3. Development of mapping standards to ensure quality and consistency and training for staff in their use.

Increase the acres mapped geologically so that 3,000 square miles are mapped annually showing bedrock and surficial materials.

Implement more efficient methods for production of geologic maps.

Survey major user groups to determine what geologic data they require, at what location, when, in what format, and to what standard.

Enhance the logging of well cuttings and drill core by using newly developed computer software.

Expand the studies of Missouri’s mineral resources to provide accurate data for future use.

Maintain active communication with mineral and energy industries, governmental agencies, and the public on mineral resource development issues.

Increase the availability of GIS hardware, software, and training to more effectively use geologic data within the department, and to offer data electronically to those outside the department.

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