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Dr. Daniel B. Oerther, professor of environmental health engineering, was elected chair of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission during its September meeting.
Founded in 1977, the commission implements and enforces the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law, which includes holding hearings on rules, complaints and permit appeals. The commission also promotes hazardous waste recycling, reuse and reduction. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources assists the commission.
In 2020, Oerther was appointed to the commission by Governor Michael Parson and he was confirmed by the Missouri State Senate with the sponsorship of Senator Justin Brown.