The Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission was established by Missouri Revised Statutes, section 260.365, RSMo, in 1977. The commission encourages efforts to recycle, incinerate, properly dispose of or otherwise treat hazardous waste and adopts, modifies and repeals rules and regulations to implement and enforce the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law. The commission is responsible for categorizing hazardous waste by disposal method and determines fees to be paid by owners or operators of hazardous waste facilities that must obtain a permit. The commission establishes regulations for generating, transporting, treating, storing, cleaning up and disposing of hazardous waste and hazardous substances, as well as for operating and cleaning up petroleum underground storage tanks. The commission conducts hearings on rules, complaints and permit appeals and rules on requests for variances. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Remediation Program and Waste Management Program assists the commission in its duties.
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- Environmental Remediation Program
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Unless otherwise announced, the commission meets the third Thursday of March, June, September and December. Agenda items vary, but they typically include public hearings, actions on rules, requests for variances or work related to compliance issues. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call options. The department attempts to correct any technical difficulties as they arise, but the meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.
If you would like to address the commission on any agenda item, you will need to notify the department before the meeting. You can do this by emailing the commission secretary at email@example.com if attending by Webex or conference call. If attending in person, you can complete a Speaker Request form that will be available at the registration table at the meeting.