SB 489 - This act requires the Missouri Hazardous Waste Commission to draft rules by December 31, 2017, and to promulgate such rules by June 1, 2018, regulating coal combustion residual units in lieu of federal solid waste regulations. Such regulations promulgated by the Hazardous Waste Commission shall not be in the form of a permit program. Further, such regulations shall include certain technical standards and procedures as set forth in this act, such as procedures for the closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments, location restriction requirements for coal combustion residual landfills, a process for an owner of a coal combustion residual unit to seek approval of certain alternate groundwater effluent limitations, and standards for closure criteria that are applied to coal combustion residual units on a statewide basis.
This act shall not restrict the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to issue guidance or enter into agreements with owners of coal combustion residual units not subject to federal solid waste regulations, or to develop a closure plan for an interim system of prior approval for any coal combustion residual unit, as may be allowed under federal law.
This act is similar to HB 1162 (2017).