June 24, 2019

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Safety-Kleen Receives Final Hazardous Waste Permit to Continue Operating in Cape Girardeau

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 24, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a final hazardous waste permit to Safety-Kleen Systems Inc., allowing the company to continue operating a hazardous waste storage and transfer facility at its Cape Girardeau facility.

Safety-Kleen operates a commercial hazardous waste storage and transfer facility at the site, located at 201 LaSalle St. in Cape Girardeau. The facility is an accumulation point for spent solvents, paint wastes and waste oil produced by Safety-Kleen customers. Safety-Kleen’s Cape Girardeau facility is part of a larger Safety-Kleen distribution and recycling network. The hazardous waste is stored in containers and tanks until enough waste is collected to ship off-site to a Safety-Kleen recycling facility or contract reclaimer for processing.

Safety-Kleen has been operating at the site 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 March 26, 2017, Safety-Kleen submitted a permit application to the department and EPA, to renew and update its 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, which allows the company to continue operating a storage and transfer facility at the site. EPA decided not to issue a Part II Permit, since EPA has no site-specific conditions for the facility and Missouri is fully authorized for all permitting activities at the facility. EPA intends to terminate the current Part II Permit upon issuance of the Part I Permit.

There were no comments made on the draft Part I Permit during the public comment period. Please be aware that 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 by filing a written petition by July 17, 2019, as more fully described on page 6 of the final Part I Permit. 

The final Part I Permit and additional information are available on the department’s website at or at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark St., Cape Girardeau, MO (during normal business hours). For more information about the final Part I Permit, or to obtain a written copy of the final Part I Permit for review, please contact Nathan Kraus, PE, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by telephone at 573-751-3154 or 800-361-4827, or by email at Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may reach Kraus through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.