FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2018

Contact: Communications Office
573-751-1010
communications@dnr.mo.gov

EBV Explosives Environmental Co. Receives Final Hazardous Waste Permit Modification

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 11, 2018 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources approved the proposed hazardous waste permit modification for the EBV Explosives Environmental Co. facility, allowing the company to begin full operation of new thermal treatment units at its facility.

EBV, doing business as General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Munitions Services, operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility at the site, located at 4174 County Road 180 in Carthage. EBV analyzes, packages and treats various explosive/reactive hazardous wastes. The explosives manufacturing industry, government agencies, such as the Department of Defense, and several other manufacturing companies produce the wastes.

EBV operates the facility under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. On Aug. 10, 2016, EBV submitted a permit modification request to the department, requesting to modify their Part I Permit to build and operate two new thermal treatment units housed in a new building at the facility. While reviewing EBV’s permit modification request, the department approved Temporary Authorization requests for EBV to build, test and temporarily operate the new thermal treatment units. After a thorough technical review of the permit modification request and opportunity for public comment, the department approved the permit modification request and issued a final Part I Permit modification, which allows the company to begin full operation of the new thermal treatment units.

There were no public comments received on the draft Part I Permit modification during the public comment period, which began Nov. 10, 2017, and ended Dec. 26, 2017. Please be aware that any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by department’s decision to approve the permit modification request and issue the final Part I Permit modification, or specific conditions of the final Part I Permit modification, may be entitled to pursue an appeal before the Administrative Hearing Commission by filing a written petition by Feb. 13, 2018, as more fully described on page 8 of the final Part I Permit modification.

The final Part I Permit modification and additional information is available on the department’s website at https://dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/permits/notices.htm or at the Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St., Joplin (during normal business hours). For more information about the final Part I Permit modification, or to obtain a written copy of the final Part I Permit modification for review, please contact Radu Mariuta, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by telephone at 573-751-3553 or 800-361-4827, or by email at radu.mariuta@dnr.mo.gov. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may reach Mariuta through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

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