Governing Law and Regulations
Federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasure regulations: 40 CFR 112
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment
Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office (KSFMO)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas has not established any oil and spill plan requirements in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan regulations that are in force nationwide. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for guidance on the federal SPCC plan requirements.
Kansas has established state-specific requirements for the registration and permitting of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), which include secondary containment requirements. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 7 enforces the SPCC regulations in Kansas. The KDHE and the KSFMO share responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the state AST requirements.