KDHE is proposing to revise the Kansas Air Quality State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Implementation, Maintenance, and Enforcement of the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Requests for a public hearing regarding the revision must be submitted by February 6 to coordinate a public hearing on February 17. The proposed SIP revision addresses the Interstate Transport requirements (commonly referred to as the “Good Neighbor” provisions). We suggest you review the proposed revisions and the instructions for submitting comments.
In Case You Missed It!
- The Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS) is now required for construction and operating permit applications. KEIMS is an online tool used for submitting, reviewing, and revising applications, registrations, permits, renewal forms, and reports (e.g., Semiannual Monitoring Reports and Annual Compliance Certifications). More information, including instructions on registering and navigating KEIMS, is available on KDHE's website.
Make sure your Responsible Official is registered within KEIMS as soon as possible. Registration requires mailing a signed registration form, which can delay access into the system. Construction approvals and permit applications submitted via KEIMS do not require certification by the Responsible Official.
- KDHE posted their annual hazardous waste compliance calendar. The calendar includes useful reminders and compliance information regarding hazardous waste container management and inspection requirements.
- KDHE posted a new guidance document titled “ Beneficial Use of Industrial Byproducts as a Fill Material” on January 10, 2020.