Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas incorporates by reference the federal used oil management rules and adds state provisions relating to use prohibitions and transporters of used oil.
• Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the used oil management rules in Kansas.
KAR 28-31-279a and KAR 28-31-279(b)(2)
As under the federal rules, Kansas prohibits used oil from being used as a dust suppressant. In addition, the state prohibits the use of used oil as a pesticide carrier, sealant, coating, or for any other similar application. Kansas also prohibits used oil from being disposed of into sewers, storm drainage systems, surface water, groundwater, or on the ground (KAR 28-31-279a).
The federal rules allow a state to petition EPA to use used oil as a dust suppressant. Kansas has specifically not adopted this federal provision (KAR 28-31-279(b)(2)).
USED OIL TRANSPORTERS
KAR 28-31-279a(b) and KAR 28-31-6
Kansas requires transporters of used oil to comply with the state registration and insurance requirements that apply to hazardous waste transporters. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.