Kansas passes secondary containment mandate
The State of Kansas has passed legislation mandating secondary containment for underground tanks. Kansas and Missouri are the only states that did not opt for secondary containment under the federal Energy Bill passed during the Bush Administration. The two states chose the “financial responsibility” option at that time.
However, Kansas has now amended its regulations K.S.A. 2012 Supp.65-34, 102 and 65-34, 103 and repealing the existing sections. The new law states:
AN ACT concerning the Kansas storage tank act; relating to secondary containment of underground storage tanks; amending K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-34,102 and 65-34,103 and repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
New Section 1. (a) Each underground storage tank, or piping connected to any such tank,
installed or replaced on and after July 1, 2013, shall be secondarily contained and monitored for leaks…
- See attachment for full text of the Act.
- Click here for the Kansas state storage tank office.
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