WHEREAS, the State of Missouri has been
severly impacted by floodwater and severe storms in Jefferson and Franklin
WHEREAS, on or about May 8, 2000, the
Governor of the State of Missouri declared a State of Emergency existed
in the State of Missouri, pursuant to his authority under Chapter 44,
WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Natural
Resources is charged by law with protecting and enhancing the quality
of Missouri's environment and with enforcing a variety of environmental
rules and regulations; and
WHEREAS, in a prompt effort to respond
to the emergency and also to expedite the cleanup and recovery, it is
necessary to adjust certain environmental rules and regulations on a
temporary and short-term basis.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by
the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby issue
the following order:
The Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
is vested with full discretionary authority to temporarily waive or
suspend the operation of any statutory or administrative rule or regulation
currently in place under his purview in order to best serve the interest
of public health and safety during the period of the emergency and the
subsequent recovery period. The authority granted by this Order shall
remain in effect for the duration of the emergency.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in
the City of Jefferson, on this 18th day of May, 2000.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Rebecca McDowell Cook's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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