Kansas Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-261

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas incorporates by reference the federal regulations for identifying and listing hazardous waste. Because the state incorporates the federal rules that were in effect as of July 1, 2006, the federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste as they apply to cathode-ray tubes and solvent-contaminated wipes, the 2015 exclusion from the definition of solid waste for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities have not been adopted into the Kansas solid waste regulations. Check with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to see whether the state has yet adopted these federal exemptions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste.

Note, however, that a KDHE policy allows generators to follow the federal solvent-contaminated wipes rule in accordance with the federal conditional exclusion despite Kansas not having yet adopted the federal rule.

Administration and enforcement. The hazardous waste identification and classification rules in Kansas are administered and enforced by KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management.

Guidance Documents

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