Kansas Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New source performance standards (NSPS): Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-19-720

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National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): KAR 28-19-735 and KAR 28-19-750

Visible emissions: KAR 28-19-650

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions:

Petroleum refinery equipment: KAR 28-19-68

Gasoline delivery vessels and vapor collection systems: KAR 28-19-70

Alcohol and liquid detergent plants: KAR 28-19-77

Odor control at swine facilities: KAR 28-18a-15

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


KAR 28-19-650

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, ...

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