Governing Law and Regulations
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.
KANSAS'S AIR PROGRAM
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 ...