Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Water Livestock Waste Management Section
Kansas Animal Health Department (KAHD)
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater discharges from a point source, which includes discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Kansas rules are more stringent than federal standards in that any facility with an animal unit (AU) capacity of 300 or more must register with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas issues two types of ...