Governing Law and Regulations
Solid and hazardous waste: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-3411 and KS Stat. Ann. 65-3443
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management
KDHE Division of Environment Public Advocate for Small Business
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The pollution prevention (P2) program in Kansas is voluntary, except in the case that a permitted solid and hazardous waste facility must implement a waste management system that includes P2 components. Kansas generally follows the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal P2 rules. For additional information, see the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION.
The state's Solid Waste Management Act requires every county or consolidated group of counties to prepare solid waste management plans that contain provisions for the reduction of waste volumes through source reduction, composting, land disposal, and recycling. See the state section RECYCLING for additional information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the EPA share responsibility for various P2 programs in Kansas.
SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE P2
KS Stat. Ann. 65-3411 and KS Stat. Ann. 65-3443
The KDHE has authority to require a waste management plan from any facility that manages solid or hazardous wastes. The Department may order any permitted facility to modify the generation, accumulation, management, or disposal of its hazardous waste, or to provide ...