Storage Tanks

In Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment – Bureau of Remediation is responsible for enforcement of state and federal storage tank regulations through provisions of the Kansas Storage Tank Act. Two primary types of storage tanks are regulated — underground storage tanks, or USTs, and aboveground storage tanks, or ASTs.

Underground Storage Tanks

A UST, as defined in the Kansas Storage Tank Act, is any regulated tank that contains petroleum or other regulated substances, in which 10 percent or more of the volume is below the surface of the ground. Learn more about USTs and related requirements. SBEAP has created a variety of resources for owners and operators of USTs, including

  • Annual compliance calendars
  • A manual for Storage Tank Owners and operators in Kansas
  • Resources on completing the Walkthrough Inspection Checklist and Inventory Control
  • Detailed walkthroughs on using KEIMS
  • And more

Aboveground Storage Tanks

ASTs are defined as tanks having more than 90 percent of the tank volume, including piping, located above ground or above the floor of an underground area such as a basement. Read an overview of the program. SBEAP has created resources such as a basic guide to the AST program and KEIMS resources.


Kansas Environmental Information Management System, or KEIMS, is KDHE’s online system for managing compliance documents. This system helps to centralize compliance paperwork and allows multiple parties to connect to a site, including owners, operators, contractors, regulators, etc. Some forms must be submitted through KEIMS, including storage tank permit renewals. SBEAP has created resources to help you navigate KEIMS and fulfill certain functions.