WHEREAS, severe storm systems causing significant damage associated with heavy snow, freezing rain, sleet and ice impacted communities across the State of Missouri on November 30 and December 1, 2006, resulting in a significant interruption of public services; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 06-46 was issued on December 1, 2006, declaring a State of Emergency within the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 06-48 was issued on December 1, 2006,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 06-48, the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a waiver on December 7, 2006, suspending specific air pollution and solid waste regulations to address wastes generated by the severe storm systems; and
WHEREAS, several communities in the State of Missouri continue to clear debris caused by the severe storm systems; and
WHEREAS, Executive Orders 06-46 and 06-48 expire on January 1, 2007, unless extended in whole or in part.
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 declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 06-46 and the terms of Executive Order 06-48 through March 1, 2007, for the purpose of continuing the cleanup efforts 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 28th day of December, 2006.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State