ESTART logoREFERENCE GUIDE TO MISSOURI ENVIRONMENTAL SITE TRACKING AND RESEARCH TOOL (E-START) DOWNLOADABLE HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SITE DATA LAYERS

Hazardous Waste Program fact sheet
02/2016
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Ed Galbraith
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Purpose of the Map and Data Layers
To help prevent accidental exposure to contaminated sites throughout the state, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources offers the Missouri E-START and downloadable data sets for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Thousands of sites have been remediated under risk-based remediation programs, sometimes leaving residual contaminants in place requiring long-term management. Many sites have land use restrictions (Activity and Use Limitations or AULs). These may include non-residential use only, excavation restrictions where subsurface contamination remains, or groundwater use restrictions. In these cases, the sites are safe for their intended uses as long as applicable limitations are followed. 

The department is offering site information freely in order to minimize the potential for accidental exposures at these sites. Prevention begins with timely and accurate information. We encourage entities with their own GIS systems to incorporate the downloadable site data. Anticipated users include:

Downloading Instructions
Keyhole Markup Language Zipped (KMZ) File

  1. Open the Missouri Environmental Site Tracking and Research Tool in your web browser
  2. Click on the Download Data and Reference Guide button located at the bottom of the webpage
  3. Locate and click KMZ file link under Google Earth Data Download
  4. Locate the compressed Hazardous_Waste_KMZ.zip file in your download folder
  5. Extract the compressed data using WinZip or a similar Zip program
  6. Drag and drop the four KMZ files (Area_Use_Limitations.kmz, Haz_Waste_Site_Area.kmz, Haz_Waste_Site_Point_data.kmz, Legend.kmz) onto the Google Earth Map

ESRI ArcMap Layer Package

  1. Open the Missouri Environmental Site Tracking and Research Tool in your web browser
  2. Click on the Download Data and Reference Guide button located at the bottom of the webpage
  3. Locate and click Layer Package link under ESRI Data Download
  4. Locate the compressed Hazardous_Waste_LPK.zip file in your download folder
  5. Extract the compressed data using WinZip or a similar Zip program
  6. Drag and drop the three LPK files (Area_Use_Limitation.lpk, Haz_Waste_Site_LPK, Haz_Waste_Site_Point_data.lpk) into ArcGIS (ArcMap)

Comma Separated Value (CSV) File

  1. Open the Missouri Environmental Site Tracking and Research Tool in your web browser.
  2. Click on the Download Data and Reference Guide button located at the bottom of the webpage.
  3. Locate and click CSV link under CSV Format Data Download.
  4. Locate the Hazardous_Waste_Sites.csv file in your download folder.
  5. Use the Data in the CSV file or import to another file format in order to use the data.  Note that data columns may need to be resized and column field names may be shortened when using the CSV format.

Data Information
Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), Zone 15 in meters
Datum: NAD83
Scale:  1:24000
Available Formats: KMZ, ESRI layer package (ArcMap 9.3 and higher), CSV file
Update Frequency:  Monthly

Description of Data Layers
The data sets provide the following information for both active and completed remediation sites in Missouri: 

Description of CSV Data Fields

Activity and Use Limitations
AULs are typically applied through documents filed in the property chain of title to control future land use. These may include restrictive or environmental covenants, deed restrictions, deed notices, Operation and Maintenance Plans, and others. Various AULs have been applied to sites in different state remediation programs for a number of years. As a result, similar but different names may be used for the same general type of restriction. Details of the restrictions will vary, and site-specific documents should be consulted.

Several other limitation categories exist. These limitations can include site-specific restrictions designed to ensure the long-term safety of the site. 

Limitations and Disclaimers

For more information about a site
The data layers offer critical but limited information about sites with which the department has been involved. If you require more detailed information about a site, please contact the Long-Term Stewardship Unit of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at LTS@dnr.mo.gov or 573-526-8913. Our technical staff will be more than happy to provide you with further information. Complete files are maintained by the department and the files are public records, available for review and copying under the Missouri Sunshine Law.