Environmental Remediation


Leo Henning, Director
Phone: (785) 296-3001    Fax: (785) 559-4259

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367



Mission: The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Remediation is to respond to environmental emergencies and to manage environmental contamination through pollution source control, containment, or remedial action. The program responsibilities are: investigation of pollution occurrences and sources from spills, illegal dumping, abandoned facilities, and landfills; storage tank regulations; surface mining site regulation and designing and overseeing remedial activities at contaminated sites.


Current and Upcoming Events
  • BER will collect public comments from July 12-26, 2017, about proposed Voluntary Cleanup Plans for four ammonia release sites located in Clark County, Kiowa County, and McPherson, Kansas. Information about reviewing these documents and submitting comments can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/ars/index.html.
  • The BER Contaminated Groundwater and Surface Water Intersection policy BER-049 has been developed as of July 5, 2017, to provide guidance for determining whether groundwater contamination poses harm to a surface water body.
  • The BER TPH LNAPL policy BER-041 has been updated May 24, 2017, to provide additional clarification regarding its use and the associated analytical methods.