PUB 98 - Hazardous Waste Permits

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
11/2017
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer
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Hazardous Waste Permits

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Quality
Hazardous Waste Program
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
573-751-3176

Or contact your nearest Department of Natural Resources regional office.

Drycleaning Environmental Response Trust (DERT)
Regulated Activities: Any commercial dry cleaning operation that uses chlorinated solvents to clean garments. Dry cleaning facilities located in prisons, governmental entities, hotels, motels and industrial laundry facilities are excluded from this rule. Facilities that use non-chlorinated solvents are exempt from these rules.

Fees: Based on use of chlorinated dry cleaning solvent usage in the previous calendar year.

Size of Dry Cleaner Gallons of Clorinated Solvent Used Annual Registration Fee
Small 0 to 140 $500
Medium 141 to 360 $1,000
Large >360 $1,500

Required Documents: A completed Dry Cleaner Registration Form, Form MO 780-1745 and applicable registration fee.

Length of Registration: One year registration forms must be submitted each April 1 for the previous calendar year.

Average Processing Time: 10 days

Public Participation: Not applicable

Applicable Statutes: Section 260.900 through Section 260.965, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 25-17.010 through 10 CSR 25-17.170

Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit and Resource Recovery Certifications - Hazardous Waste Facility Permit
Regulated Activities: The construction and operation of facilities that treat store or dispose of hazardous waste. All facilities issued a hazardous waste permit are required to investigate and clean up hazardous waste pollution resulting from present and past practices.

Fees: The application fee is $1,000. When a permit is issued, an additional $1,000 is required for each year the permit will be in effect. The applicant must also reimburse the department for all reasonable costs incurred by the department during permit review.

Required Documents: A completed EPA RCRA Hazardous Waste Part A Permit Application located on EPA’s website and Hazardous Waste Management Facility Application form including necessary engineering plans, reports, financial assurance instruments, habitual violator form and other documents. Air or water pollution permits may also be required.

Length of Permit: 10 years, maximum

Average Processing Time: 495 days (timeframe varies depending on the complexity of the facility).

Public Participation: A complete application made available for public review. A draft permit made available for public review and 45-day public comment period. Public meeting or hearing upon request. News releases for draft and final permits that contain active land disposal of hazardous waste.

Applicable Statutes: Section 260.350 through Section 260.552, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 25-8.124

Resource Recovery Certification
Regulated Activities: Facilities that recycle hazardous waste through reclaiming or reusing or transforming hazardous waste into new products that are no longer hazardous. Not required by federal government. These are state requirements beyond federal law.

Fees: The application fee is $500 for facilities handling only on-site waste and $1,000 for facilities accepting off-site waste. The applicant must also reimburse the department for all reasonable costs incurred by the department during certification application review.

Required Documents: A completed Certified Resource Recovery Facility Application, Form -- MO 780-1163, including process details. Air or water pollution permits may also be required. The Certified Resource Recovery Facility Application Instructions is available online at dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2241.pdf.

Length of Certification: Two years

Average Processing Time: 90 days

Public Participation: None required, but performed if needed

Applicable Statutes: Section 260.350 through Section 260.552, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 25-9 and 25-8.123(4)

Hazardous Waste Generator Registration
Regulated Activities: Missouri hazardous waste generation, manifesting, storage and record keeping. Required of Missouri generators only.

Fees: New registrations or reactivation of an inactive registration fee is $100. Annual renewal fee is $100 to maintain an active registration. Generator fees based on volume of waste produced. A temporary generator registration, good for 30 days, can also be obtained, but the cost and paperwork are the same as for a permanent registration.

Required Documents: A completed Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form, Form -- MO 780-1164, including periodic manifest summary reports.

Length of Registration: Permanent registrations are valid until registrant requests deactivation. Temporary registrations are valid for 30 days only, with the option for a single 30-day extension, which must be requested in writing.

Average Processing Time: Five days

Public Participation: Not applicable

Applicable Statutes: Section 260.350 through Section 260.552, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 25-5.262 (Registration) and 10 CSR 25-12.010 (Fees)

Hazardous Waste Transporter License
Issued by MoDOT, Motor Carrier Services Unit

Regulated Activities: Transportation of hazardous wastes that require a hazardous waste manifest; certain exceptions apply. Also required for the transportation of used oil and infectious waste.

Fees: The application fee is $200 plus a user fee based on weight of power units, percent of Missouri miles and percent of hazardous waste of Missouri shipments. No fee is required for the completed Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form, Form -- MO 780-1164, unless the transporter is also registering as a hazardous waste generator (please refer to the Generator Registration Section).

Required Documents:

Length of License: One year

Average Processing Time: 90 days first time, 60 days for renewal

Public Participation: None required

Applicable Statutes: Section 260.395, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 25-6.263, 10 CSR 25-12.010

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Facility Permit
Regulated Activities: The construction and operation of facilities that commercially treat or dispose of PCBs. Facilities that only broker or store PCBs are not required to be permitted. However, all PCB storage areas must be registered with EPA for manifest reasons. Permits will be coordinated with those required by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Fees: The application fee is $1,000. When a permit is issued, an additional $1,000 is required for each year the permit will be in effect. The applicant must also reimburse the department for all reasonable costs incurred by the department during permit review.

Required Documents: Completed Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Facility Application, Form -- MO 780-1897, including necessary engineering plans, reports and other documents. Air or water pollution permits may also be required.

Length of Permit: 10 years, maximum

Average Processing Time: 495 days (timeframe varies depending on the complexity of the facility)

Public Participation: Complete application made available for public review. Draft permit made available for public review and 45-day public comment period. Public meeting or hearing upon request. News releases on all major-permitting milestones.

Applicable Statutes: Section 260.396, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 25-13

Underground Storage Tank Registration
Includes underground petroleum storage tanks. (Petroleum or a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, CERCLA, listed hazardous substance).

Regulated Activities: Register any underground storage tank in operation on or after Jan. 1, 1974 that contains petroleum or a hazardous substance listed in Section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Fees: The registration fee is $75 per UST payable every five years.

Required Documents:

Length of Registration: A Certificate of Registration for facilities in compliance is valid for as long as the facility information or tank equipment stays the same. An updated registration form is required if the owner information or tank equipment and operation changes.

Average Processing Time: 10 days

Public Participation: Not applicable

Applicable Statutes: Section 319.100 through Section 319.139, RSMo

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 20-10.010 through 10 CSR 20-10.074