Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation
Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
Kansas Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Local emergency planning committees
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Hazardous substances is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. Kansas generally adopts the definition of hazardous substances as set forth under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, but not if regulated as a hazardous waste under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. For additional guidance, see the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE.
The state's UST program follows the federal rules, with more-stringent requirements for tank leak detection and monitoring. For information about underground storage of petroleum products and hazardous chemicals, see the state sections LEAK DETECTION and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
Kansas follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS to review these standards.