Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories Bureau of Health Radiation and Asbestos Control Section
U.S. Department of Labor Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 7
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas has requirements, in addition to the federal requirements, for enclosure, removal, or encapsulation of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and ACM waste disposal. The state's requirements for asbestos abatement licensing and certification are stricter than federal guidelines.
The federal requirements established by OSHA governing exposure to asbestos in the workplace and the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos established by EPA are applicable in Kansas. However, the state has not adopted the federal requirements. See the national section ASBESTOS for further discussion of the federal standards.
• Administration and enforcement. The Radiation and Asbestos Control Section of KDHE's Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories administers and enforces the state's ...