(a) Permits for hazardous waste facilities shall be issued for fixed terms not to exceed 10 years.

(b) Plans, designs and relevant data for the construction of hazardous waste facilities shall be prepared by a professional engineer licensed to practice in Kansas and shall be submitted to the department for approval prior to the construction, modification or operation of such a facility. In adopting rules and regulations, the secretary may specify sites, areas or facilities where the environmental impact is minimal and may waive the requirement that plans and designs for on-site storage or treatment facilities be prepared by a professional engineer.

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 65-3439

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Kansas department of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • Disposal: means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing of any solid waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any water. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • Person: means individual, partnership, firm, trust, company, association, corporation, individual or individuals having controlling or majority interest in a corporation, institution, political subdivision, state agency or federal department or agency. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • Secretary: means the secretary of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • Site: means all areas and media to which environmental contamination or pollution has been released, transported or migrated. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,178

(c) Each permit granted by the secretary, as provided in this act, shall be subject to such conditions as the secretary deems necessary to protect human health and the environment and to conserve the sites. Such conditions shall include approval by the secretary of the types and quantities of hazardous waste allowable for storage, treatment or disposal at the permitted location and, in the case of underground injection wells, minimum pretreatment standards established by the secretary.

(d) The secretary shall not issue a permit for a hazardous waste underground injection well unless such methodology is deemed the most reasonable method of disposing of the hazardous waste after considering the health and environmental effects, alternative treatment and disposal technologies and economic impact relating to such well.

(e) Permits granted by the secretary, as provided in this act, shall be revocable or subject to suspension for failure to pay any fee as required by this act or if the secretary determines that:

(1) A hazardous waste facility is or has been constructed or operated in violation of this act or the rules and regulations or standards adopted pursuant to the act or is creating a hazard to the public health or safety or to the environment;

(2) the permittee has committed past or continuing violations such that an original permit application would be denied under the provisions of subsection (c)(3) of K.S.A. 65-3437, and amendments thereto; or

(3) in the case of a corporate permittee, the permittee, any person who holds an interest in or exercises total or partial control of or does business with the permittee or any principal of the corporation is the principal of another corporation which has committed past or continuing violations such that an original permit application would be denied under the provisions of subsection (c)(3) of K.S.A. 65-3437, and amendments thereto.

(f) In case any permit is denied, suspended or revoked, any person aggrieved by such decision may request a hearing before the secretary in accordance with K.S.A. 65-3440, and amendments thereto.