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 August 16-30, 2017, about a draft Voluntary Cleanup Plan submitted for the Clark Manufacturing, Inc. site in Sumner County, Kansas. Information about reviewing these documents and submitting comments can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/ars/index.html.
  • The KDHE Dry Cleaner Remediation Program announces a Public Availability Session for the for Former American Cleaners Groundwater Contamination site. The session is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 17th at the Haysville High School, 106 Stewart Avenue, Haysville, Kansas. Information about this event can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/dryclean/index.html.
  • BER will collect public comments from July 25-August 24, 2017, about a draft Corrective Action Decision for the Coastal Derby Refinery site in Wichita, Kansas. Information about reviewing these documents and submitting comments can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/remedial/site_remediation/CoastalDerby.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.