WHEREAS, severe storm systems causing extensive damage associated with snow, freezing rain, sleet and ice impacted communities across the State of Missouri on January 12, 2007 and continuing which resulted in a significant interruption of public services; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 07-02 was issued on January 12, 2007, declaring a State of Emergency within the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 07-04 was issued on January 12, 2007, 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 07-04, the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a waiver on January 15, 2007, 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 07-02 and 07-04 expire on February 15, 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 07-02 and the terms of Executive Order 07-04 through May 15, 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 6th day of February, 2007.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State