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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas has adopted by reference the federal effluent limitations. See the national section EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS and contact the KDHE for more information. If the KDHE determines that the federal effluent limitations are inapplicable, the limitations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The state has also established specific requirements for surface water quality standards, for emergency and accidental discharges, critical water quality management areas, and effluent trading.
• Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Water administers the state's water quality program. The Bureau is responsible for including effluent limitations in facility permits and enforcing those requirements under the state's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for an overview of the state wastewater discharge permit requirements.