Application for Ranking of Contaminated Sites

Contaminated dry cleaning sites may be ranked by the department to establish priorities for Fund expenditures based on information the department has on hand, the information contained in an application submitted to the department, or both. Applicants must submit an application through the Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS)

The applicant can be the facility owner and/or operator, real property owner, lessee, or municipality in which the facility is located. Please consult K.A.R. 28-68-5 for requirements on who must be notified when an application is submitted to KDHE for prioritization.

Required information for application submittal

Groundwater Analysis

  • Groundwater must be sampled from a water supply well, monitoring well, direct push probe, or other sample collection device approved by the department.
  • The sample must be collected and analyzed not more than one year prior to submittal of the application.
  • An analysis of a representative soil sample may be substituted for a groundwater analysis with prior approval from the department. This is typically intended for sites where groundwater is scarce or very deep.
  • Provide geologic well log(s) from a monitoring well or supply well, or hydrogeologic information from the contaminated site where the groundwater or soil sample was taken.
  • Provide the distance to the nearest known private domestic well, public water supply well, surface water, or other receptors.
  • Describe the present use of groundwater in the area of the facility.

Sites will be ranked in relation to other contaminated sites to establish funding priorities. Reasonable direct costs associated with collecting the required information stated above shall be credited to the deductible payment.

Deductible Payment

Once the department initiates corrective action, which includes assessment and/or remediation, the applicant shall pay to the department the applicable deductible, minus reasonable, direct costs incurred by the applicant to collect the application information. The deductible is $5,000 and is payable to the Kansas Dry Cleaning Trust Fund.

Prioritization of Funding Contaminated Dry Cleaning Sites

Funding priority shall be given to sites requiring emergency action, such as impact to public water supply wells, domestic wells, surface water, water supply intakes, or when a high probability exists for direct human exposure or contact to contaminated waste, soil, air, or water.