Kansas Pretreatment Standards regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Pretreatment Standards: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pretreatment standards: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-16-83 to 28-16-154

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Loans for publicly owned treatment works (POTWs): Kansas Statutes Annotated (KSA) 65-3321 to 65-3329

Regulatory Agencies

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Water Industrial Program Section Pretreatment Unit

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Pretreatment Coordinator

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas has adopted the federal pretreatment standards by reference and has no additional requirements. Both EPA Region 7 and KDHE assist publicly owned treatment works (POTW) in developing programs to establish pretreatment standards, and KDHE provides loans for upgrades to POTWs, including those for pretreatment technologies. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS for more information on the federal pretreatment program.

Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Water administers and EPA Region 7 enforces the federal pretreatment requirements in Kansas.

State Requirements


KSA 65-3321 to 65-3329

Because federal rules provide incentives for state financial participation in the construction of public water pollution control facilities, Kansas has undertaken a program to financially assist the construction of public facilities to abate and prevent the pollution of water. The Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund is available to finance all or any part of activities related to the:

  • Planning, design, and construction of POTWs, including pretreatment technologies and ...

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