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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 29, 2021 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a final hazardous waste permit to Beazer East, Inc., allowing the company to continue post-closure care and corrective-action activities at its Kansas City facility.

Beazer East, Inc. operated a wood-treating facility at the site until the late 1980s. The company currently is performing long-term monitoring and corrective-action activities at the site under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit. On March 19, 2021, Beazer East, Inc. submitted a permit application to the department to renew and update its existing hazardous waste permit.

After conducting a thorough technical review of the permit application and providing opportunity for public comment, the department issued a final Part I Permit. The final Part I Permit requires Beazer East, Inc. to continue performing long-term groundwater monitoring and corrective-action activities. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decided not to issue a Part II Permit, since the agency has no site-specific conditions for the facility and Missouri is fully authorized for all permitting, post-closure and corrective-action activities at the facility. EPA will terminate the existing Part II Permit upon the issuance of the Part I Permit. 

Any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by the department’s decision to 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. Appeals must be filed by Nov. 29, 2021. The appeals process is more fully described in the final Part I Permit. 

The final Part I Permit and additional information are available online at Copies are also available at the Kansas City Public Library’s Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., Kansas City. For more information about the final Part I Permit or to obtain a written copy of the final Part I Permit, please contact Tandi Edelman, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by telephone at 573-751-3191 or 800-361-4827, or by email at Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may reach Tandi Edelman through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

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