Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management
Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
Kansas Adjutant General's Department Kansas Emergency Management (KEM) Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR)
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. Generally, Kansas follows the federal requirements for release notification. However, the state has its own rules for reporting releases that threaten state waters or soils and has adopted stricter requirements for reporting releases of petroleum from USTs. The state has also adopted additional reporting requirements for releases of anhydrous ammonia.
Kansas has adopted the federal emergency planning and notification requirements under KEPCRA, with additional notification requirements to CEPR and LEPCs, including initial and follow-up notification using the state Form A. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for the federal ...