Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Air
Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas Health Department Department of Air Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas has adopted by reference the federal NSPS and the NESHAP, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, KDHE has developed its own regulations for the control of visible emissions, fugitive VOC emissions from certain sources, and odor from swine facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Division of Environment administers and enforces the state's fugitive emissions regulations with assistance from the Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas Health Department's Department of Air Quality.
No emission sources in Kansas may emit visible emissions in excess of the following limits:
- 40 percent for any portable source existing on or before January 1, 1971
- 40 percent for any emission source, other than a portable source, that existed on or before January 1, ...