WHEREAS, the severe winter weather that began on January 26, 2009, 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 09-04 was issued on January 26, 2009, declaring a State of Emergency within the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 09-07 was issued on January 30, 2009, authorizing the Acting 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 09-07, the Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a waiver on January 30, 2009, suspending specific solid waste regulations to address wastes generated by the severe weather; and
WHEREAS, several communities in the state of Missouri continue to clear debris resulting from the severe weather; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 09-04 expires on February 26, 2009, unless extended in whole or in part.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, 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 09-04 and the terms of Executive Order 09-07 through March 31, 2009, 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 25th day of February, 2009.