260.569. 1. The department shall be reimbursed for its site-specific costs incurred in administration and oversight of the voluntary cleanup. The department shall bill applicants who conduct the voluntary cleanup at rates established by rule by the hazardous waste management commission. Such rates shall not be more than the lesser of the costs to the department or one hundred dollars per hour. The department shall furnish to the applicant a complete, full and detailed accounting of the costs incurred by the department for which the applicant is charged. The applicant may appeal any charge to the commission within thirty days of receipt of the bill. Appeal to the commission shall stay the required payment date until thirty days following the rendering of the decision of the commission. The department of natural resources shall initially draw down its charges against the application fee. Timely remittance of reimbursements, as provided in subsection 3 of this section, to the department is a condition of continuing participation. If, after the conclusion of the remedial action, a balance remains, the department shall refund that amount within sixty days. If the department fails to render any decision or take any action within the time period specified in sections 260.565 to 260.575, then the applicant shall not be required to reimburse the department for costs incurred for such review or action.
2. All funds remitted by the applicant conducting the voluntary cleanup shall be deposited into the hazardous waste fund created in section 260.391 and shall be used by the department upon appropriation for its administrative and oversight costs.
3. The department may terminate an applicant from further participation for cause. Grounds for termination include, but are not limited to:
(1) Discovery of conditions such as to warrant action pursuant to sections 260.350 to 260.480, as amended, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 6901 et seq., as amended, or the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 9601 et seq., as amended;
(2) Failure to submit cost reimbursements within sixty days following notice from the department that such reimbursements are due;
(3) Failure to submit required information within ninety days following notice from the department that such information is required;
(4) Failure to submit a remedial action plan within ninety days following notice from the department that such plan is due;
(5) Failure to properly implement the remedial action plan; and
(6) Continuing noncompliance with any of the provisions of sections 260.565 to 260.575 or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to sections 260.565 to 260.575.
4. Upon termination pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 3 of this section or subsection 11 of section 260.567, if there is a balance in the applicant's application fee after deducting costs incurred by the department of natural resources, such balance shall be refunded within sixty days. Upon termination pursuant to subdivisions (2) to (6) of subsection 3 of this section, if a balance remains in the applicant's application fee, such balance shall be forfeited and deposited in the hazardous waste fund.
(L. 1993 S.B. 80, et al., A.L. 2000 S.B. 577, A.L. 2005 S.B. 225)
Missouri General Assembly