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 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 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (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 New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (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 ...