Kansas Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Kansas Storage Tank Act, Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-34,100 to 65-34,124 and regulations at Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-44-12 to 28-44-29

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Registration: KAR 28-44-17 and KAR 28-44-18

Permit application: KAR 28-44-15

Delivery prohibition: KAR 28-44-17

Construction, design, and installation: KAR 28-44-16

Secondary Containment: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,102 and KS Stat. Ann. 65 34,103

Leak detection: KAR 28-44-23

Release reporting: KAR 28-44-24

Petroleum cleanup fund: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,114 to 65-34,125

Reimbursement: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,120(b)

Eligibility: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,119

Corrective action: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,118 and KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,119

License requirements:

Contractor license: KAR 28-44-20

Installer license: KAR 28-44-21

Tank tightness tester license: KAR 28-44-22


UST installers and tightness testers: KAR 28-44-21 and KAR 28-44-22

UST operator training: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,135

Inspections: KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,108

Regulatory Agencies

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

Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office (KSFMO) Fire Prevention Division

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Kansas Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations follow the federal rules, with more stringent regulations for leak detection, inspections, secondary containment, monitoring, and training. UST tank installation also follows National Fire Protection Association code standards. For an overview of federal ...

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