Kansas Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-6

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Solid waste:

Solid waste facilities: KAR 28-29-2101 to 28-29-2201

Waste tire transporters: KAR 28-29-28 to 28-29-33

Swine facilities:

Swine facility closure: KAR 28-18a-23

Swine waste retention lagoon closure: KAR 28-18a-24

Regulatory Agency

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to federal financial responsibility requirements, Kansas has financial assurance requirements for hazardous waste transporters, solid waste facilities, waste tire transporters, and the proper closure of swine facilities and any related retention lagoons or ponds. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for guidance on the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. KDHE's various bureaus are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility requirements.

State Requirements


Many of Kansas's environmental compliance statutes have financial responsibility requirements. Generally, these rules require that certain facilities prove they are able to pay for damages caused by releases to the environment. In most cases, the regulations specify the minimum required amounts and allowable mechanisms for demonstrating financial responsibility.

In Kansas, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone or in combination to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover costs of cleanup of environmental damage caused by a spill or a leak and third-party ...

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