Kansas Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-19-300 to 28-19-304

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Applicability: KAR 28-19-300

Voluntary permit restrictions: KAR 28-19-302

Fees: KAR 28-19-304

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): KAR 28-19-16 to 28-19-16m

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): KAR 28-19-350

Operating permits:

Synthetic minor permits: KAR 28-19-501 and KAR 28-19-540 to 28-19-564

Major source operating permits: KAR 28-19-500 to 28-19-518

Other state permits:

General permits: KAR 28-19-400 to 28-19-404

Other permitting considerations:

Public participation: KAR 28-19-204

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

Acid rain: KAR 28-19-275

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. Kansas has developed an air emissions permitting program that requires applicable sources that emit above the established thresholds to obtain either approval or a construction permit from KDHE. Unless specifically exempted, sources are required to receive approval or a permit before construction. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment NSR and/or PSD, depending on the type and quantity of emissions and the attainment status of the site's location. See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements.

Major sources are required to obtain a Title V operating permit. ...


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