FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2019

Contact: Communications Office
573-751-1010
communications@dnr.mo.gov

Heritage Environmental Receives Final Hazardous Waste Permit to Continue Managing Hazardous Waste

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 27, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a final hazardous waste permit to Heritage Environmental Services LLC, allowing the company to continue operating at its facility.

Heritage operates a commercial hazardous and nonhazardous waste storage and treatment facility at the site, located at 8525 N.E. 38th St. in Kansas City, MO. Heritage transports to its facility a variety of hazardous wastes produced by other hazardous waste generators. Heritage then blends and stores the wastes until shipped to off-site cement kilns and other permitted facilities to be used as fuel. Wastes that cannot be fuel blended are collected and stored until they can be shipped off-site for processing or disposal at other facilities designed and permitted to handle those wastes.

Heritage has been operating at the site under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. On March 6, 2016, Heritage submitted a permit application to the department and EPA to renew and update its hazardous waste permits. After a thorough technical review of the permit application and opportunity for public comment on the draft permit, the department made minor changes to the draft permit and issued a final Part I Permit. The final permit allows the company to continue storing and treating hazardous waste.

EPA decided not to issue a Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit, since EPA has no site-specific conditions for the facility and Missouri is fully authorized for all permitting activities at the facility. EPA intends to terminate the current Part II Permit upon issuance of the Part I Permit.

Please be aware that any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by department’s decision to approve the permit modification request and issue the final Part I Permit, or specific conditions of the final Part I Permit, may be entitled to pursue an appeal before the Administrative Hearing Commission by filing a written petition by Sept. 26, 2019, as more fully described on page 5 of the final Part I Permit. 

The final Part I Permit, summary and response to comments received on the draft Part I Permit modification, and additional information are available on the department’s website at https://dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/permits/notices.htm or at the Mid-Continent Library System’s Claycomo Branch, 309 N.E. Highway 69 in Claycomo, MO. For more information about the final Part I Permit, or to obtain a written copy of the final Part I Permit for review, please contact Abby Sawyer, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by telephone at 573-526-5397 or 800-361-4827, or by email at abby.sawyer@dnr.mo.gov. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may reach Sawyer through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

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