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
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas requires new and modified sources of air pollution that emit above the established thresholds to apply for and obtain a construction permit. A construction permit must be obtained before the modification of an existing source or the installation of a new emissions source begins.
Kansas is currently in attainment with all of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the various criteria pollutants. Therefore, new major sources and major modifications to existing sources are not subject to the requirements of nonattainment NSR at this time. However, such sources and changes are subject to PSD requirements. The state administers a state implementation plan (SIP)-approved PSD program. The Kansas PSD regulations are adopted and incorporated by reference from the current federal PSD requirements, with minor exceptions. See the national section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for more information on nonattainment NSR and PSD.
Major sources must also comply with the Title V ...