Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management
KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Air and Radiation
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The storage and disposal of medical services waste in Kansas is regulated under the state solid waste program, as discussed in this section. Packaging, labeling, and transportation of medical services waste must be in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and MEDICAL WASTES for more information.
Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. Existing HMIWIs must comply with state regulations consistent with the federal emissions guidelines or, in the absence of such regulations, comply with the federal plan requirements for existing HMIWIs. See the state section INCINERATION OF WASTES for more information on hospital, medical, and infectious waste incineration in Kansas.
• Administration and enforcement. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) Division of Environment administers and enforces its own medical services waste and air quality programs.
State Requirements ...