Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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:
- Attapulgite clay
- Sodium bentonite
- Another KDHE-approved ...