Kansas Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Animal waste permits: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-18-1 to 28-18-17

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Registration requirements: KAR 28-18-2(a)

Permit requirements: KAR 28-18-2(c)

Waste management systems: KAR 28-18-12 and KAR 28-18-13

Separation distances: KAR 28-18-3

Swine waste permits: KAR 28-18a-1 to 28-18a-33

Manure management plan: KAR 28-18a-13

Nutrient utilization plan: KAR 28-18a-14

Emergency response plan: KAR 28-18a-16

Odor control plan: KAR 28-18a-15

Separation distances: KAR 28-18a-3

Swine facility closure: KAR 28-18a-23

Swine facility operator certification: KAR 28-18a-26 to 28-18a-31

Groundwater protection: KAR 28-18-17 and KAR 28-18a-33

Fees: KAR 28-16-56d

Kansas Animal Health Department (KAHD) licenses: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 47-1503

Manure composting: KAR 28-29-25c

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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