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. 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

2020-2021 UST CalendarUST 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 2020-21 UST compliance calendar 
You may also contact KDHE at 785-296-1678 for a hard copy if still available.

Special Resources for gasoline and convenience store owners and operators

Sticking Your Tank Video Inventory control video Talking Tanks video
Sticking Your Tank - Arabic Language How to do Inventory Control - Arabic language How to Clean a Spill Bucket - Arabic language
Sticking Your Tank - Hindi Language How to do Inventory Control - Hindi Language How to Clean a Spill Bucket - Hindi Language
Sticking Your Tank - Vietnamese Language How to do Inventory Control - Vietnamese Language How to Clean a Spill Bucket - Vietnamese Language

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.

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 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.

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