On Aug. 12, 2022, Green America Recycling LLC submitted a Class 2 Permit modification request to the department, requesting to modify its hazardous waste permits. Green America is proposing to add flanges and valves at Container Storage Area No. 3. The department is accepting written comments on the permit modification request until Oct. 26, 2022. Green America will hold a public meeting about the permit modification request on Sept. 21, 2022. Follow the links below to review the permit modification request or for more information about the public meeting.
The Green America facility currently is operating under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. Green America is requesting to add a total of six valves and fifteen flanges to the piping system, along with replacing sections of piping at Container Storage Area No. 3. These changes would allow railcars to be connected to piping throughout the permitted storage area, eliminating the need for frequent rail car movements. Minimizing rail car movements allows cars containing waste to remain in secondary containment and reduces the potential for incidents to occur during movement that may adversely impact human health and the environment.
The public can review and copy printed copies of the permit modification request and supporting documents at the Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. Fifth St., Hannibal, Missouri (during normal business hours). Comments on the permit modification requests are more effective if they point out legal or technical issues or provide information that is not in the record. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Jillian Hunt, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The department will review and respond to all written comments and questions received during the public comment period before a final decision is made.