Kansas Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kansas Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (KEPCRA): Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-5701 to 65-5711

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Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-65-1 to 28-65-4

Material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and chemical lists: KAR 28-65-3

Chemical inventory: KAR 28-65-3

Alternative reporting: KAR 28-65-3(d)

Fees: KAR 28-65-4

Penalties: KS Stat. Ann. 65-5708 and KS Stat. Ann. 65-5709

Regulatory Agencies

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Right-to-Know Program

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Right-to-Know Program administers and enforces the requirements of the KEPCRA.

State Requirements


KAR 28-65-3

Tier II reports are due March 1. Kansas provides two options for Tier II reporting:

  • Electronic reporting using KDHE's online Tier II Reporting System; or
  • Submittal of a hard copy report using KDHE's state-specific Tier II form.

The online reporting application generates fee calculation work sheets, certification letter, and Tier II hard ...

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Kansas Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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