Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
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 rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste. In addition, Kansas small quantity generators (KSQGs) exception reporting requirements are the same as for federal small quantity generators (SQGs). For additional information, see the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Additionally, persons who import hazardous waste into Kansas are held to the same state standards and requirements as generators of hazardous waste, including that Kansas hazardous waste export and import rules apply to both generators as defined under federal rules, and Kansas small quantity generators (KSQGs), under state rules. See the state section GENERATORS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. No one federal agency has sole responsibility for the administration and enforcement of hazardous waste export and import rules. DOT, EPA, and the U.S. Department of Commerce all have enforcement authority that varies depending on the type of hazardous waste being exported or imported.
KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the KSQG reporting ...