Kansas Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous waste management units: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-264(a), KAR 28-31-264a(e), and KAR 28-31-265(a) (interim status)

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Laboratory certification: KAR 28-31-264a(e)

Corrective action standards for underground storage tanks (USTs): Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-34,118, KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,119, and KAR 28-44-25

Regulatory Agency

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation Storage Tank Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas has incorporated by reference the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). The state rules also include the federal 2002 rules for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units, and staging piles, including the federal provision that allows placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. Owners of property with environmental contamination at levels prohibiting unrestricted use may wish to learn about Environmental Use Controls (EUCs), a legal mechanism in Kansas for applying restrictions, prohibitions, and conditions on land use of property that has environmental contamination at levels prohibiting unrestricted use. For information on Kansas's EUCs and how they can make contaminated property more attractive to redevelopment and buyers, see the state section PROPERTY TRANSFER.


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