Kansas Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-3430 to 65-3460 and regulations at Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-4, KAR 28-31-6, KAR 28-31-10, KAR 28-31-10a, KAR 28-31-12, KAR 28-31-13, and KAR 28-31-100 to 28-31-279a

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Generator, transporter, and treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) fees: KAR 28-31-10 and KAR 28-31-10a

Regulatory Agencies

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

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and more stringent state requirements. The state's additional rules apply to hazardous waste generators, transporters, owners, and operators of TSDFs, handlers of universal wastes, and handlers of used oil.

Administration and enforcement. Kansas has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's hazardous waste management rules must be at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal hazardous waste RCRA rules at the time of authorization. To maintain federal authorization, KDHE must adopt EPA's latest RCRA rules, or adopt more stringent state standards.

Note: Any federal regulation that is promulgated under the 1984 amendments to RCRA (the ...

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