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 September 20 to October 4, 2017, about a draft Voluntary Cleanup Plan submitted for the Granby Mining and Smelting site in Crawford County, Kansas. Information about reviewing these documents and submitting comments can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/ars/index.html.
  • KDHE's Dry Cleaning Remediation Program is addressing impacts to private water supply wells caused by the former American Cleaners site in Haysville. Public Availability Sessions were held on August 17 and September 7, 2017 at the Haysville Alternative High School. Residents using a private water well within the affected area are encouraged to contact KDHE at 785-291-3252 to have their well sampled. Information can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/dryclean/haysville.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.