WHEREAS, the severe storms and subsequent flooding that began on June 1, 2008 created a condition of distress and hazards to the safety and welfare of the citizens of the state of Missouri beyond the capabilities of some local jurisdictions and other established agencies; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 08-21 was issued on June 20, 2008, authorizing the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to waive or suspend temporarily the operation of statutory or administrative rules or regulations in order to expedite the cleanup and recovery process; and
WHEREAS, in response to Executive Order 08-21, the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a waiver on June 23, 2008, suspending specific solid waste regulations to address wastes generated by the severe storm systems and flooding; and
WHEREAS, several communities in the state of Missouri continue to clear debris caused by the severe flooding.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MATT BLUNT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby extend the order contained in Executive Order 08-21 through July 31, 2008, for the purpose of continuing the cleanup efforts following flooding in the affected Missouri communities.
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 11th day of July, 2008.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State