EPA ID# MOD000669051

MoDNR Contact: Nathan Kraus, 573-751-3154 or 800-361-4827
Facility Contact: Paul Andrews, 225-778-3645
Last Updated: June 17, 2019

  • Former Company Name: Safety-Kleen Corp.
  • Type of Facility: Permitted Commercial Hazardous Waste Storage
  • Wastes Handled: Flammables, household hazardous wastes, paint sludges, spent solvents and used oil, as well as various F- and K-listed hazardous wastes as specified in the Part A application.
  • Location of hard copies of hazardous waste permit application, hazardous waste permit, permit modification requests, reports, etc. and supporting documents:

Current Activities

Final Permit Issued: On June 17, 2019, the department issued a final Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit for the Safety-Kleen System’s Cape Girardeau facility, effective immediately. The final permit allows Safety-Kleen to continue managing and storing hazardous waste at the facility.

Safety-Kleen has been operating at the site under a department-issued Part I Permit and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. On March 26, 2017, Safety-Kleen submitted a permit application to the department and EPA, to renew and update their existing hazardous waste permits. After a thorough technical review of the permit application and opportunity for public comment on a draft permit, the department issued a final Part I Permit. EPA decided not to issue a Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit, since EPA has no site-specific conditions for the facility, beyond those contained in the Part I Permit, and Missouri is fully authorized for all permitting activities at the facility. EPA will terminate the existing Part II upon issuance of the Part I Permit.

Any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by 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 by filing a written petition by July 17, 2019, as more fully described on page 6 of the final Part I Permit. The public can review and copy paper copies of the final Part I Permit and supporting documents at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark St., Cape Girardeau, Mo. (during normal business hours) or the agency locations above.

 

Safety-Kleen System’s Cape Girardeau facility is located at 201 LaSalle St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Safety-Kleen operates a commercial hazardous waste storage facility at the site, which is part of a larger Safety-Kleen distribution/recycling network. Safety-Kleen’s Cape Girardeau facility is an accumulation point for spent solvents, paint wastes, lacquer thinner wastes and waste oil produced by Safety-Kleen customers, the majority of which are small quantity hazardous waste generators. The facility also accumulates and stores other types of wastes on a 10-day transfer basis. Safety-Kleen currently operates one hazardous waste container storage area, with a total maximum capacity of 4,920 gallons, and one 16,800-gallon hazardous waste above ground storage tank. The hazardous waste is stored until enough waste is collected to ship off site to a Safety-Kleen recycling facility or contract reclaimer for processing. The reclaimed solvent is then returned to Safety-Kleen’s customers as usable product.

Safety-Kleen currently is operating at the site under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit, effective June 17, 2019. The Part I Permit was originally issued with an EPA-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit in 1993, and reissued in 2007. EPA decided not to reissue the Part II Permit in 2019, since EPA has no site-specific conditions for the facility and Missouri is fully authorized for all permitting activities at the facility. The current Part I Permit allows Safety-Kleen to store hazardous waste in containers and tanks. The regulated units under the current permit consists of one 16,800-gallon hazardous waste storage tank and one hazardous waste container storage area. Used oil and usable product are not regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and thus exempt from hazardous waste permitting requirements.