Kansas RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management laws 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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Solid (nonhazardous) waste laws and rules: KS Stat. Ann. 65-3401 to 65-3427 and regulations at KAR 28-29-2 to 28-29-2201

Underground storage tank (UST) laws and rules: Kansas Storage Tank Act, KS Stat. Ann. 65-34,100 to 65-34,128 and regulations at KAR 28-44-12 to 28-44-29

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Kansas RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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