Kansas Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.869 to 52.884

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.317

Air permits: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-19-300 to 28-19-564

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, KAR 28-19-735, and KAR 28-19-750 to 28-19-753

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

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

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. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) Bureau of Air is responsible for administering and enforcing Kansas's air pollution rules. Kansas's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Kansas's air program is implemented and enforced by KDHE's Bureau of Air with assistance from the Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas Health Department's Department of Air Quality.

State Requirements



Kansas's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, source-specific emissions standards, HAPs, and various ...

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