Kansas Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-264(a) and KAR 28-31-265(a) (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards: KAR 28-31-264(a), KAR 28-31-264(b)(7), KAR 28-31-264(b)(8), KAR 28-31-264(c)(26), and KAR 28-31-264(c)(27); KAR 28-31-265(a), KAR 28-31-265(b)(7) to (b)(9), and KAR 28-31-265(c)(21) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas has incorporated by reference the federal hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements. Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using surface impoundments must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Kansas, including the organic air emissions standards.

State Requirements


Kansas's permit requirements for TSDFs include the federal requirements plus the state's additional rules in connection with a permit application disclosure statement, notification on the facility's deed, restrictive covenants, and easements. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.


Owners and operators of hazardous waste TSDFs in Kansas using hazardous waste surface impoundments are subject to state facility ...

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