Kansas Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste imports and exports: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-4

Regulatory Agencies
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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management

Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Kansas follows the federal requirements for importing and exporting chemicals. Kansas has no additional requirements. See the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS.

Kansas adopts by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations for motor carriers. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required for hazmat transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for more information concerning these international directives.

Kansas has adopted by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing of hazardous wastes. See the related state sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE, HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS, and MANIFESTS to review the state's hazardous waste export ...


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