Posts Tagged ‘Missouri’

Missouri DNR Rule For Secondary Containment Of Bulk Storage and Handling Of Agrichemicals

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is proposing an amendment to storage containment requirements for pesticides and fertilizers under 10 CSR 20-8.500 – Agrichemical. The purpose of this rule is to remove the requirement that agrichemical facilities without earthen basins obtain construction permits. Agrichemical facilities are sites where bulk agrichemicals are stored in non-mobile containers or dedicated containers and are being mixed, applied, repackaged or transferred between containers. Agrichemicals include any pesticides or fertilizers but do not include anhydrous ammonia fertilizer. Although a construction permit will no longer be required for Agrichemical facilities, they must continue to be constructed according to the design criteria detailed in rule.

Any new agrichemical facility after the effective date of this rule will need to be in compliance with all of these rules before the commencement of any operational activities or any storage or use of agrichemicals. All existing agrichemical facilities will need to be in compliance with the rule as follows:

  • secondary and operational area containment for pesticides— five (5) years from the date the rule is adopted; and
  • secondary and operational area containment for fertilizers—five (5) years from the date the rule is adopted.

Storage of bulk liquid fertilizer in a mobile container for more than thirty days is prohibited unless the mobile storage container is located within a secondary containment or operational containment area. All new operations will need to be designed for no discharge.

Any existing agrichemical facility that has a discharge of agrichemicals or process generated wastewater to the environment will be required to take immediate steps to implement the secondary and operational containment requirements contained in this rule in addition to any other remedy required. All agrichemical facilities will need to apply for an operating permit.

Partial Disapproval Given To Missouri Proposed Water Body Use Classifications

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

EPA has approved the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (MDNR) new and revised recreational use designations for 102 water bodies and disapproved MDNR’s designations for 41 water bodies. These designated uses protect Missouri’s waters for purposes of recreational activities.

MDNR submitted these new and revised water quality standards to EPA for review and approval, as required by the Clean Water Act (CWA). The state based its recommendations on site-specific field data gathered from streams and rivers across Missouri. States must assign fishable and swimmable uses to their waters unless science-based studies show that these uses cannot be attained. According to EPA, the disapprovals occurred when the studies failed to demonstrate that lowering the use was appropriate.

ISO 14001 Pre-Registration Training – Gap Analysis Training For Equipment Manufacturer

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: ISO 14001 Pre-Registration Training – Gap Analysis Training
Client: Multinational Equipment Manufacturer
Location(s): North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota

Key Elements: ISO 14001 Overview Training; EMS Development and Implementation Training

Overview: Caltha provided training to corporate and facility representatives to kick-off an initiative to become ISO 14001 registered at multiple manufacturing locations. The purpose was to train facility staff be enable them to conduct a Gap Analysis and development their EMS with minimal external assistance. Content of the training included:
Overview of ISO 14001 Standard
• Detailed training on all ISO 14001 Clauses:
Required elements
-Examples of how other similar companies conform with requirement
-Discussion of organization’s current systems or procedures that could be used to meet requirement
Gap analysis process to be used at each location
• Schedule and Process for EMS development and implementation
• ISO 14001 registration process

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Pre-Acquisition Environmental Due Diligence Assessments

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence Assessment
Client: National Food Manufacturer
Location(s): Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota

Key Elements: Phase 1 ESA; Compliance audit

Overview: This project was performed for a Missouri-based national food manufacturer and was coordinated through a Washington, DC-based law firm. The scope of the assessment was to perform environmental due diligence for two facilities located in Minnesota and North Dakota they intended to acquire, and comprised of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, performed in accordance with ASTM 1527-05, and a compliance audit to assess the current compliance of existing equipment and operations with applicable State and Federal regulations.

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Logistics Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance
Client: International Retailer
Location(s): California, Washington, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri

Key Elements: SWPPP preparation, Stormwater monitoring, Compliance plan, Permit application

Overview: Caltha LLP has provided consulting services to this international retailer at multiple logistics and warehousing locations to comply with individual State industrial stormwater rules. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of State or EPA application forms (Notice of Intent), preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with individual State inspection requirements, preparation of site-specific stormwater monitoring and benchmark monitoring plans to meet State requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facilities to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs.

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EPA Decision Letter on Missouri Impaired Waters 303d List

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

On Nov. 13, 2012 , US EPA Region 7 issued the final decision on the Missouri list of impaired waters. EPA restored eight water bodies to Missouri’s list and removed one water body due to an EPA-approved pollution reduction plan. The EPA decision brings the total number of impaired waters in the state to 258.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) submitted its impaired waters list to EPA for review and approval as required by the Clean Water Act (CWA). The act requires EPA to review the state’s list of impaired waters to determine if the state reasonably considered available water quality-related data, and identifies waters to be listed. A water body is placed on the impaired waters list when monitoring finds that pollutant levels prevent the lake, river, or stream from attaining its beneficial uses. A water body can be removed from the list if it meets its beneficial uses or if a pollution reduction plan for the water body is approved by EPA. The waters that are removed may remain impaired until the pollution reduction plan is implemented. Beneficial uses in Missouri include human recreation, water supply, and maintaining healthy aquatic life.

The EPA decision letter provides a more detailed description of EPA’s review and the basis for this action.