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FISCAL YEAR: 2010
1. PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT: Robert Frost
E.D.  Missouri  4:09CR 00598RWS
Robert Frost was sentenced on April 9, 2010, to 60 months of probation including 3 months of home confinement for the illegal disposal of hazardous waste. Frost made an agreement with Complete Roofing Company, Inc., in January 2009 to dispose of sixty 55-gallon drums containing roofing waste from the Complete Roofing Company facility in Imperial, Mo. Frost dumped about 26 drums that were too full to scrap on an abandoned home site in French Village, Missouri.

Frost pleaded guilty November 18, 2009, in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), each plant site or business involved in handling hazardous waste must file a notification with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Disposal of hazardous waste is prohibited except in accordance with a RCRA disposal permit. Some of the material that Frost abandoned was characterized as hazardous because it exhibited characteristics of ignitability and he dumped it without a permit.



September 17, 2009
Frost was indicted on two counts of violating RCRA {one count each - 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(1) - knowingly transports or causes to be transported any hazardous waste... and 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(2)(A) - knowingly treats, stores or disposes of any hazardous waste... without a permit}.

He pled guilty to the charges.

CITATION: 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(1), 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(2)(A)
April 9, 2010
Frost was sentenced to 3 months incarceration and 60 months probation. No fine was imposed.


EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2010

JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN SENTENCED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHARGES FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING IN ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY

St. Louis, MO: The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Robert Frost was sentenced to 3 months home confinement, 5 years probation and 300 hours of community service for disposing hazardous waste in St. Francois County.

According to court documents, in January 2009, Robert Frost entered into an agreement with Complete Roofing Company, Inc. to dispose of approximately sixty 55-gallon drums containing roofing waste from the Complete Roofing facility in Imperial, Missouri, at a cost of $10 per drum. Approximately 26 of the drums were too full to scrap. Frost illegally transported and disposed of these 26 drums, some of which contained hazardous waste, on an abandoned home site located on Highway Y in St. Francois County, Missouri.

ROBERT FROST, Imperial, Missouri, pleaded guilty last November to one felony count of illegal disposal of hazardous waste. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.

This case was investigated by Region 7 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Criminal Investigation Division and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Special Assistant United States Attorney Anne Rauch is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

STATUTE:
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

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