Kansas Water - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kansas Water Pollution Control Act: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 65-3301 to 65-3314

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Wastewater: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-16-1 to 28-16-154

Effluent limitations: KAR 28-16-57a

Pretreatment: KAR 28-16-83 to 28-16-154

Thermal discharges: KAR 28-16-28b to 28-16-28e

Stormwater: KS Stat. Ann. 65-3301 to 65-3329

Agricultural waste: KAR 28-18-1 to 28-18-15 and KAR 28-18a-1 to 28-18a-33

Wetlands: KAR 28-16-28c

Oil spills: KAR 28-48-2

Underground injection control (UIC) Program: KAR 28-46-1 to 28-46-44

Drinking Water: KAR 28-15-16 to 28-15-37 and KAR 28-15a-2 to 28-15a-571

Groundwater: KS Stat. Ann 82-701 to 82a-738 and KAR 5-21-1 to 5-25-11

Operator certification: KAR 28-16-30 to 28-16-36

Regulatory Agencies

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water

Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Water Resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Kansas Water Pollution Control Act provides for the state's water quality standards and establishes permitting requirements that may affect state waters. Kansas issues wastewater discharge permits for both discharging and nondischarging facilities and animal feeding operations, and for stormwater discharges.

The state has also received primacy from EPA to administer and enforce requirements for public water suppliers under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Administration and enforcement. In Kansas, KDHE's Bureau of Water is responsible for administering and enforcing the ...


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