Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management
KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation
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 waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. Kansas has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows KDHE's Division of Environment to enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules at the time must be at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain federal authorization, KDHE must adopt EPA's latest RCRA rules or adopt more stringent state standards. See the following state sections for specific ...