Governing Law and Regulations
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) 42 USC 9601et seq. and regulations at 40 CFR 300
Environmental Response Fund: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-3454a to 65-3455
Dry-cleaning program: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-68-1 to 28-68-9
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation Assessment and Restoration Section Superfund Unit
KDHE Division of Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation Remedial Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Kansas City District
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas does not have its own Superfund rules for the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites in the state. Cleanup is conducted according to federal Superfund rules and procedures.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal Superfund rules. KDHE's Superfund Unit works with EPA and the Corps to investigate and clean up a variety of sites, including active and former military properties, Superfund sites, and other commercial sites. Three interagency agreements were created to facilitate these partnerships: the Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) with the Corps, the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) grant from EPA, and the Management Assistance Cooperative Agreement (MACA) with EPA. Contaminated sites managed by the Assessment and Restoration Section are included in the Identified Sites List (ISL) online ...