Environmental Service Guide
Above Ground Storage Tanks: 785-296-1544
Information about above ground tanks.
Acid Rain: 785-296-8548
Emissions from local facilities may contribute to acid rain problems elsewhere.
Livestock waste and permitting information.
Answers to questions and assistance in determining emissions.
Air Permits: 785-296-0616
Permitting for air emissions including smaller facilities, construction and operating permits.
Air Pollution Complaints: 785-296-1544
Call with possible air quality problems.
Air Program: 785-296-6024
Bureau staff provides information on the following:
- Acid Rain
- Asbestos Certification
- Clean Air Act Amendments
- Construction and Operating Permits
- Emissions Inventory
- Mobile Source Emissions
- Open Burning
- Stack Testing
- Hazardous Air Emissions
Anhydrous Ammonia: 785-296-4835
The Ks. Dept. of Agriculture will answer questions about this commonly used product.
Only certified contractors may remove asbestos. List of certified contractors available.
Information on proper disposal of asbestos.
Bureau of Env.
Field Services: 785-296-5565
BEFS includes information about water quality, water quality monitoring, pollution prevention and public advocate. Kansas Environmental News, annual environmental conference.
Burn Permits: 785-296-1544
Information on what wastes may or may not be burned in Kansas. Contact the nearest District Office.
Current information on refrigerants used in home or car.
Volunteer Monitoring: 785-296-4195
Information about how citizens can keep an eye on local water conditions.
Information on composting landfills and personal composting systems. Also consider calling local extension agents for information on composting.
(less than 1 acre): 785-296-5573
Information about construction practices to protect water quality.
Requirements and suggestions for proper disposal.
Public drinking water supply information.
Treatment Rules: 785-296-5514
Answers to questions about public water supplies.
Dry Cleaners: 785-291-3252
Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners must comply with Dry cleaners Environmental Response Act. Call for information about your responsibilities.
Environmental Health 785-296-5600
Call this Division of Health bureau for information, complaints, licenses involving:
Env. Emergencies: 785-296-1679
Environmental Remediation responds to spills and other emergencies.
Env. Remediation: 785-296-1660
Environmental Remediation staff provides information and assist callers in dealing with spills and contaminated sites. Implements Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Act.
- Assessment and Restoration
- Landfill Remediation
- Storage Tank Section (above and below ground)
- Remedial Section
- Technical Services
- Surface Mining
Fish Consumption Advisories: 785-296-5571
Current information on consumption of Kansas fish.
Fish Kills: 785-296-0019
Fish kill investigations are coordinated between KDHE and KS. Wildlife and Parks; or contact your nearest KDHE district office.
Food borne Illness: 785-296-5600
Report suspected outbreaks of food borne illness (food poisoning).
Plants: Kansas Department of Agriculture 785-296-3511
Requirements for manufacturing food products in Kansas.
Foreign Animal Disease (See Livestock Disposal)
Global Impacts (Ozone): 785-296-1692
Information about greenhouse gases, ozone depletion and related air pollution.
Grocery Stores: Kansas Department of Agriculture 785-296-3511
Requirements for grocery stores and other food-related businesses.
at Solid Waste Management Facilities: 785-296-6599
General information about monitoring requirements at solid waste management facilities.
Hazardous Materials: 785-296-1608
Information about hazardous materials and guideline publications.
Hazardous Waste: 785-296-1600
Information about industrial hazardous waste including small quantity generators, and Kansas generators.
Batteries, paints, solvents and other home products are hazardous, call for information on proper disposal.
Air emission permitting for incineration.
(Municipal Solid Waste): 785-296-1667
Permits, design and operating requirement assistance.
Laboratory Services: 785-296-1639
List of certified environmental laboratories is available.
Lagoons (Industrial): 785-296-6804
Information about lagoons for industries will be provided.
Lagoons (Livestock): 785-296-6432
Information for livestock producers regarding lagoons.
Lagoons (Municipal): 785-296-5527
Information for municipalities regarding lagoons.
Lakes (Designated Uses): 785-296-6603
Information about assigned uses for Kansas lakes.
Bans: 785-296-1120; 785-296-1601
Information regarding items that may not be disposed of in Kansas landfills.
Lead and Copper: 785-296-5514
Lead and copper testing requirements for public water supplies.
Information about lead removal.
Answers to your questions about lead in the air.
Lead Paint Disposal: 785-296-1120;
Proper disposal of lead-based paints.
Livestock Waste Management: 785-296-6432
Livestock Disposal: 785-296-1121
Information on the disposal of large numbers of livestock caused by disease or natural disasters.
Environmental Protection Plans: 785-296-1683
Information about local programs (LEPP).
Radioactive Waste: 785-296-1561
Information about radiation, also the contact for radiation and emergency preparedness.
Leaking underground storage tanks, trust fund and other information is provided.
See landfill disposal bans and CFC.
Media Relations: 785-296-5795
News media contact for KDHE in the Communications Office.
Medical Waste Incinerator: 785-296-1667; 785-296-1581
Regulations, information for hospitals and other medical facilities regarding incineration. Contact both Bureau of Waste Management and the Bureau of Air for current information.
Medical Waste: 785-296-1667
Appropriate disposal and management methods.
Land Reclamation: 620-231-8540
Office is located in Pittsburg, call for information about issues regarding reclamation.
Mobile Source Emissions: 785-296-1104
Automobiles are a major source of air pollution in cities, call for information and pollution prevention tips.
Water Supply): 785-296-5514
Information and answers to questions about nitrates in public water supplies.
Source Pollution: 785-296-4195
Information for the general public, farmers and others interested in non-point source pollution issues.
Open Burning: 785-296-1544
Up-to-date information about burning including grasslands and other agricultural related burnings. Also contact local fire officials in your community.
Opportunities and locations for trainings to be offered.
Opportunities and locations for trainings to be offered.
and Recycling: 785-296-1600
How to properly handle leftover paints.
Permits - General Information: 785-296-0669
The Roadmap to Environmental Permits will get you started in your search for permitting information.
The Ks. Dept. of Agriculture provides information regarding pesticides in their plant health division.
Pollution Prevention: 785-296-6603
Assistance is available to individuals and businesses to reduce pollution. Annual fall conference is sponsored by this office.
Wastewater pretreatment information.
- Treatment Systems: 785-296-1683
Contact local health departments with specific questions; call KDHE with general inquiries.
The PA provides referrals, answers to questions or concerns for environmental issues.
Water Supplies: 785-296-5514
General information about public water supplies.
Information and answers to your questions about radioactive waste in Kansas.
General information about radiation.
Information about radon, its health effects, and radon testing.
Recycling makes a big difference in reducing solid waste. Call for information or with questions.
Proposed regulations may be obtained through the Secretary of State's office or contact the air, water, waste or remediation programs directly.
Community Right-to-Know Program provides information about potential chemical hazards in communities.
Protection and Restoration: 785-296-0694
Practices for riparian areas and stream bank stabilization.
Information about pre-treatment and other related issues for industries.
Sewer Extensions: 785-296-5537
Extending a sewer? Call for information.
Sewer - Feed Yards: 785-296-5570
Feedlots and other animal related sewage systems.
Sewer - Industrial: 785-296-6804
Sewage treatment requirements for industries.
Sewer - Municipal: 785-296-5527
Sewage treatment requirements for cities.
Sewer - Restaurant: 785-296-5527
Call with questions about sewage treatment needs for restaurants.
Business Assistance: 800-357-6087
Public Advocate provides referrals, complaints and help for businesses with environmental issues. Kansas Environmental News.
Small Business Assistance: 800-578-8898
Free, confidential assistance to small businesses on environmental issues. www.sbeap.org
Hazardous waste information for those who produce less than 25 kg. per month hazardous waste.
Solid Waste: 785-296-1600
Landfills recycling, other programs related to solid waste/waste management issues.
Solid Waste Grants: 785-296-1540
Several grant programs related to planning, plan implementation, household hazardous waste and general waste management are available.
Authorization to dispose of special non-hazardous waste.
Emergencies handled immediately. Call for assistance or information.
Stack Tests: 785-296-0243
Information about stack testing.
Storage Tanks: 785-296-1678
Storage tank information and permit requirements.
Storage Wells: 785-296-5277
Underground salt cavern storage of hydrocarbons.
Up-to-date information on stormwater regulations and practices.
Please call these numbers for assistance:
Industrial Activities: 785-296-4347
Construction Activities: 785-296-5549
Municipalities (MS4): 785-296-5537
Information about streams, monitoring projects and suggestions for Kansas interested in water. See also nonpoint source.
Streams (Designated uses): 785-296-6603
Information about assigned stream uses in Kansas.
Kansas superfund sites and related questions.
Quality Standards: 785-296-5508
Call for a copy of this document.
Tire Disposal: 785-296-1121
Proper tire disposal, permitting requirements, and regulations.
Tire Grants: 785-296-1611
Funding support for waste tires, management and abatement.
Transfer Stations: 785-296-1667
Design and operational requirements.
Recommendations and information.
Underground storage tank issues and information.
Volatile organic chemicals, air permitting issues.
Programs for volunteers to monitor stream quality.
Bureau staff will answer questions about permits and provide information on:
- Hazardous waste
- Household hazardous waste
- Solid waste
- Waste oil
- Waste minimization
- Waste tires
Water Program: 785-296-5500
Bureau of Water staff provides information on the following:
- Industrial programs
- Livestock Waste Management
- Municipal programs
- Non-point source pollution
- Public water supplies
Water Pollution: 785-296-5500
Pollution control information.
Watershed protection and management issues.
Watch Newsletter: 785-296-5573
Newsletter concerned with nonpoint source pollution control.
Water Wells: 785-296-3565
Information about construction, reconstruction, plugged or treated water wells.
Wellhead Protection: 785-296-5535
Protection of wells used for public water supply.
Public wetlands in the State of Kansas.
Information about wetlands in Kansas and nearby states.
Current information about Kansas' wetlands quality and protection.
Wetlands restoration and creation.
Yard Waste: 785-296-1121; 785-296-1667
Answers to questions about disposal of grass clippings and other yard waste. Also consider calling local extension agents.