Kansas Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Liquid fertilizer: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 4-4-924

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Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: KAR 28-19-68 and KAR 28-19-70

Underground storage tanks (USTs): KAR 28-44-23

Regulatory Agencies

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

KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation Storage Tank Section

Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Pesticide and Fertilizer Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas generally follows the federal leak detection rules for hazardous waste storage tanks, landfills, and surface impoundments. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for more information. Also, the state has additional leak detection requirements for liquid fertilizer storage, underground storage tanks (USTs), petroleum refinery equipment, gasoline delivery vessels, and vapor collection systems. For state leak response and reporting requirements, refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.

Administration and enforcement. The KDHE administers and enforces most of the environmental leak detection rules in Kansas. KDA's Pesticide and Fertilizer Program administers leak detection requirements for the storage of liquid fertilizer.

State Requirements

LIQUID FERTILIZER

KAR 4-4-924

Liquid fertilizer storage containers with a capacity of 100,000 gallons or more must be located within an approved secondary containment area and placed on a surface that has been sealed with one of the following:

  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Attapulgite clay
  • Sodium bentonite
  • Another KDHE-approved ...

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