Kansas Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil rules: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-279, KAR 28-31-279a, and KAR 28-31-6

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Prohibitions: KAR 28-31-279a and KAR 28-31-279(b)(2)

Used oil transporters: KAR 28-31-279a(b) and KAR 28-31-6

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas incorporates by reference the federal used oil management rules and adds state provisions relating to use prohibitions and transporters of used oil.

Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the used oil management rules in Kansas.

State Requirements


KAR 28-31-279a and KAR 28-31-279(b)(2)

As under the federal rules, Kansas prohibits used oil from being used as a dust suppressant. In addition, the state prohibits the use of used oil as a pesticide carrier, sealant, coating, or for any other similar application. Kansas also prohibits used oil from being disposed of into sewers, storm drainage systems, surface water, groundwater, or on the ground (KAR 28-31-279a).

The federal rules allow a state to petition EPA to use used oil as a dust suppressant. Kansas has specifically not adopted this federal provision (KAR 28-31-279(b)(2)).


KAR 28-31-279a(b) and KAR 28-31-6

Kansas requires transporters of used oil to comply with the state registration and insurance requirements that apply to hazardous waste transporters. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.


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