Kansas Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.83

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Imports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.84

Regulatory Agencies

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

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The federal hazardous waste export and import regulations were revised, effective December 31, 2016, and are in effect in all states as of that date. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will amend its regulations to mirror the revised federal provisions, which are more stringent than the ones they replaced. In the meantime, the federal regulations must be followed in the state. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS for detailed information.

Internationally, a number of countries have laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections ELECTRONICS and CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers and enforces the foreign hazardous waste export and import rules in Kansas.


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