Hazardous Waste Permits Program
Mostafa Kamal, P.E., Section Chief
Hazardous Waste Permits Section
Everett Spellman, Env. Scientist, Unit Chief - Corrective Action Unit
(Vacant), Unit Chief - Geology Unit
The Hazardous Waste Permits Program is responsible for administering Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C permits and other such enforceable documents in the state of Kansas. This entails working with Kansas facilities that treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste, including those that are now closed but performed such activities in the past. Facilities addressed through this program include waste combustion facilities, and various other treatment facilities which store hazardous waste in tanks and containers for greater than 90 days.
Staff of the Hazardous Waste Permits Section review applications, issue/and modify permits, provide oversight during closures and comprehensive combustion performance tests for the Hazardous Waste Combustor MACT and other hazardous waste operations, and review facility compliance reports. They also work with permitted and interim status facilities that provide post-closure care of RCRA regulated units and areas of concern regarding operation and maintenance of engineering controls and groundwater monitoring designed to eliminate or minimize the effects of contamination on human health and the environment. When waste materials are improperly stored, treated, or disposed, they can result in the release of hazardous constituents into the land, air, surface water, or groundwater; therefore staff review plans for, and oversee, corrective action.
As these facilities are required to provide financial assurance so that designated monies are available for closure, cleanup, monitoring, post-closure care, and third party liability contingencies, staff review cost estimates and available funding.