Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water
Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Water Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Kansas Water Pollution Control Act provides for the state's water quality standards and establishes permitting requirements that may affect state waters. Kansas issues wastewater discharge permits for both discharging and nondischarging facilities and animal feeding operations, and for stormwater discharges.
The state has also received primacy from EPA to administer and enforce requirements for public water suppliers under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
• Administration and enforcement. In Kansas, KDHE's Bureau of Water is responsible for administering and enforcing the ...