Kansas Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tank (UST) spill reporting: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-44-24

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Petroleum storage tank release trust fund: KAR 28-44-18

General spill reporting: KAR 28-48-2

Cleanup operations: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-171v

Gas and oil facilities: KAR 82-3-603

Reporting exceptions: KAR 82-3-603(b)(3)

Reporting information: KAR 82-3-603(c)

Spill cleanup: KAR 82-3-603(e)

Regulatory Agencies

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Environmental Remediation Storage Tank Section

State Fire Marshal's Office Fire Prevention Division

Local Emergency Planning Committees

Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7

To Report an Oil Spill (24-Hours):KDHE's Spill/Complaint Reporting Number at 785-296-1679andNational Response Center at 800-424-8802

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 oil release reporting guidelines and has incorporated by reference federal UST release reporting requirements under 40 CFR 280.50 to 280.53. In addition to the requirement that releases of 25 gallons or more on the surface of the ground and spills that cause a visible sheen on the surface water be reported, a spill in any amount that occurs underground must be reported. See the national section OIL SPILLS for additional guidance.

Kansas has also established a petroleum storage tank release trust fund to pay for releases from underground and aboveground storage tanks (KAR 28-44-18).

Administration and enforcement. KDHE, the State Fire Marshal's Office, and KCC ...


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