Storage Tanks

The Storage Tank Section enforces federal and state storage tank regulations relevant to containment of refined petroleum products and fuel system specifications. The Section also provides oversight and direction of investigations and remedial activities at sites where storage tank releases have taken place.

Site remediation may be funded by responsible parties, or through reimbursement from the state Petroleum Storage Tank Reimbursement Fund or from the federal LUST Trust Fund.  Helpful information is provided in the Kansas Underground Storage Tank Manual for Owners and Operators (PDF)  provided by the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program. Submittal of documents for permitting, compliance and facility/site management are managed through the Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS).

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UST operating permit extensions

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will give UST operating permit extensions for the 2022-2023 permit cycle that starts August 1, 2022.  The  operating permit can be given “Extended” status at the beginning of the new permit cycle (August 1st) if: 

The UST owner has an “In Effect” 2021-2022 permit through the end of July 2022 

The UST owner has submitted all the required permit renewal documents

The renewal submission has an “In process” status

The UST owner has submitted the appropriate fees associated with their facility for the new permit cycle. 

Thank you if you have already sent us your renewal application and permitting documents. You do not need to resubmit the renewal information.  When the permit is processed by KDHE, the permit status will automatically change to “In Effect” within the KEIMS database. Permits can be viewed and printed in the Documents tab per facility.

Extensions given are only good until December 31, 2022, and if the proper testing requirements and documents are not submitted to KDHE by this time the permit will convert to “Expired” status and operations of the system will need to cease.  If fuel supplier transporters or account representatives have question about the status of your site permit, they will need your facility ID number and can check the status of your permit on our Kansas Storage Tank Facilities website.

These extensions are being granted in part due to the new federal and state testing requirements for UST systems that went into effect on October 13, 2021.  Do not wait to have this work done.  If these new tests are not already done, contact your UST contractor immediately to have this work completed.  The UST Owner or Operator must document their efforts by providing written proof that a qualified Kansas UST Contractor has been hired to complete the testing, provide the scheduled testing dates to KDHE and/or provide testing results with explanations of parts or equipment being on order.  If you have any questions about this, you can call us at 785-296-8061 or email us.


Updated Corrective Action Policy Manual

The Storage Tank section has updated the Storage Tank Section Corrective Action Policy Manual (PDF).

Updated UST Compliance Forms

The Storage Tank section has updated the UST Compliance Forms to be used by underground storage tank operators. There are also updated forms to be used by contractors for registering regulated and nonregulated underground storage tanks. These forms are required when using Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS), KDHE's new information management system.

Kansas Public Record Summary Information for USTs for 2021 (XlSX)

Claflin Water Supply Treatment Video

The video documents the investigation, design, and treatment phases of the Claflin project. Carbon tetrachloride and petroleum contaminants were discovered in the City of Claflin's wellfield. A granular activated carbon treatment system, described in the video, was installed to treat all three City of Claflin public wells and provide clean drinking water to the 406 residents of Claflin, KS.