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. The definition for each type of tank, along with compliance assistance resources, are detailed below.
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
KEIMS General Overview Video
KEIMS UST Renewal Video
UST Compliance Calendar
The UST compliance calendar is designed for UST owners and operators and presents information on a number of UST topics. The calendar also provides reminders about KDHE UST regulatory deadlines as well as a copy of the monthly and yearly walkthrough inspection checklists.
Download and print the 2022-23 UST compliance calendar
You may also contact KDHE at 785-296-1678 for a hard copy if still available.
NEW- Kansas Underground Storage Tank Manual for Owners and Operators
This manual, intended for owners and operators of USTs, covers topics from equipment and testing requirements to training, responding to a release, and financial responsibility. Download the Kansas Underground Storage Tank Manual for Owners and Operators.
NEW- Resources for Completing the Walkthrough Inspection Checklist
This document explains how to complete the Walkthrough Inspection Checklist, which is required for USTs in Kansas. The videos below cover select portions of the checklist in more detail with examples.
How to Complete the Walkthrough Inspection Checklist for Underground Storage Tanks in Kansas
NEW- Guidance document for New Owners of Underground Storage Tank Systems (USTs)
This document is intended for new owners of USTs, whether they have installed a new system or purchased an existing one. Its purpose is to help new owners navigate the regulations and understand which requirements apply to their system. Download the Guidance document for New Owners of Underground Storage Tank Systems (USTs).
Special Resources for gasoline and convenience store owners and operators
UST inventory control compliance assistance materials
UST Inventory Control Outreach Material
Packet includes detailed guidance, and sample daily and monthly inventory records. Instructions in multiple languages are also included.
UST Daily Inventory
Spreadsheet to help with required daily UST inventory recordkeeping
UST Monthly Inventory
Spreadsheet to help with required monthly inventory recordkeeping
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
The Kansas SBEAP has developed a guidance document that provides an overview of AST program highlights and registration requirements.
KEIMS AST Permit Renewal Video
KEIMS AST Permit Renewal Webinar
Clean-up and Trust Funds
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides oversight in remediation-related activities, including site investigations and property redevelopment trust funds through the UST Property Redevelopment Trust Fund (Single Wall to Double Wall UST System and Removal of Abandoned USTs) and the Kansas Petroleum Storage Tank Release Trust Fund. EPA provides funding through the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust, or LUST, Fund to reduce or mitigate spills and releases from storage tanks. Owners and operators of underground storage tanks, or USTs, and aboveground storage tanks, or ASTs, must ensure compliance at all times to protect against releases and spills.