Department staff in level A hazardous materials suits with SCBA respirators sampling a 55-gallon metal drum

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.

Commission Meetings

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 debra.dobson@dnrmo.gov 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.

Upcoming Meetings


Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
East Elm Street Conference Center
Bennett Springs/ Roaring River Conference Rooms
1730 E. Elm St.

Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
More Info:
Join the June 20 meeting using Webex
Additional Materials:
2024-06-20_HWMC_Combined_Meeting_Materials.pdf

Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
East Elm Street Conference Center
Bennett Springs/ Roaring River Conference Rooms
1730 E. Elm St.

Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the Sept. 19 meeting using Webex

Past Meetings


Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Video Attendance Available!
Agenda
More Info:
Join the March 21 meeting using Webex
Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, March 21, 2024

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, Dec. 14, 2023
Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission Proposed Rulemaking Summary Presentation, Dec. 14, 2023

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, Sept. 21, 2023

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, June 15, 2023

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, March 16, 2023

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, Dec. 15, 2022

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, Sept. 15, 2022

Meeting
WebEx
Jefferson City, Missouri
Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, June 16, 2022

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Hazardous Waste Management Commission Meeting Materials, March 17, 2022

Members

Daniel B. Oerther
Chair
Representing: Public
Party Affiliation: Republican
Rolla, MO
Adam Nanney
Vice-Chair
Representing: Public
Party Affiliation: Independent
Holts Summit, MO
Andrea J. Farr
Member
Representing: Waste Generating Industry
Party Affiliation: Republican
Hannibal, MO
James "Jamie" T. Frakes
Member
Representing: Agriculture
Party Affiliation: Republican
Portageville, MO
Mark E. Jordan
Member
Representing: Retail Petroleum Industry
Party Affiliation: Republican
Wildwood, MO
Kevin T. Kamp
Member
Representing: Waste Management Industry
Party Affiliation: Independent
St. Charles, MO
Vacant
Member
Representing: Public
Richard Groeneman
Attorney General's Office Contact
Missouri Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-3321
Justin Buckler, Environmental Remediation Program Director
MoDNR Staff Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-2747
Charlene Fitch, PE, Waste Management Program Director
MoDNR Staff Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-526-3900
Debra Dobson
MoDNR Staff Assistant Contact (Environmental Remediation Program)
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-2747
debra.dobson@dnr.mo.gov
Jennifer Wyms
MoDNR Staff Assistant Contact (Waste Management Program)
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-526-3900
jennifer.wyms@dnr.mo.gov

Commission Structure

The Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission is made up of seven members, all of which are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. All members represent the general interest of the public and have an interest in and knowledge of waste management and the effects of improper waste management on the health of the public and the environment.

  • At least four members must represent agriculture, retail petroleum industry, waste generating industry and waste management industry
  • No more than four members may be from the same political party

Commissioners serve four-year terms and until successors are selected and qualified. If you are interested in serving on this commission, a current Application for Gubernatorial Appointment is required for consideration. You can apply online on the Missouri Boards and Commissions website.