Air Quality Regulations and Resources

Regulations are often cited in construction approvals, and construction and operating permits. This page contains links to the Kansas Air Quality Act, Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.) for air quality and EPA Air Regulations.

Kansas Air Quality Regulations

Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.) contain rules applicable to air-emission sources in Kansas. KDHE publishes public notices on its website any time a new rule, modification of a rule, proposed draft permits, or other air-planning or air-monitoring strategies are being proposed or have been promulgated. The following links will direct you outside of the K-State PPI website to KDHE Bureau of Air and state of Kansas statutes.

KDHE Bureau of Air – link to BOA home page

Kansas Air Quality Regulations – link to Kansas’ current air quality regulations

Kansas Air Quality Act – Kansas Statutes Annotated Chapter 65. Article 30 – link to statutes for the Kansas Air Quality Act

KDHE Bureau of Air Public Notice Page – link to the website for public notice of new/revised regulations, draft permits, proposed planning and air monitoring

EPA Air Quality Regulations

KDHE’s Bureau of Air has adopted by reference most of EPA’s air regulations, including K.A.R. 28-19-720, et seq., K.A.R. 28-19-735, et seq., and K.A.R. 28-19-750, et seq. The links below will direct you to the federal eCFR.

These federal rules can apply to your facility based on its sector type, identification by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System or the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), or to particular equipment or manufacturing process types. For example, in addition to state rules, federal regulations have been adopted by state rules for boilers. Applicability of these rules are dependent on numerous factors such as type of boiler; size of boiler; fuels fired; or year the boiler was constructed, reconstructed or modified; and the potential to emit (PTE) hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) at your facility (major HAP or minor HAP source).  

EPA Region 7 Air Quality Program – link to EPA Region 7 AQ page

40 CFR Part 60 - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) rules – adopted by K.A.R. 28-19-720, except as identified in the regulation

40 CFR Part 61 - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) – adopted by K.A.R. 28-19-735, except as identified in the regulation

40 CFR Part 63 - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Source Categories, Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules – adopted by K.A.R. 28-19-750, except as identified in the regulation

Other Related Resources

National SBEAP Environmental Compliance – link to NSBEAP air quality resources

EPA Applicability Determination Index (ADI) – link to EPA determinations under the Clean Air Act (CAA)

EPA Air Emission Factors and Qualifications – link to EPA's AP-42 compilation of air emission factors

Sector-Specific Technical Guidance

Click on the links below to view specific rule and compliance assistance information.

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(6J NESHAP, 5D MACT, Dc NSPS, Kansas Boilers)

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Chemical/Paint Manufacturing
(NESHAPs 6V and 7C)

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Dry Cleaning

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(4Z NESHAP, 4I NSPS, 4J NSPS, KS Emergency Generators)

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Gas Dispensing Facilities

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Metal Fabrication

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Oil and Gas
(40 NSPS)

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Painting and Coating


  • KAR: Kansas Administrative Regulations
  • MACT: Maximum Achievable Control Technology (major sources)
  • NESHAP: National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (area sources)
  • NSPS: New Source Performance Standard