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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 4 - January 26, 2023

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Notice of Proposed Permit Renewal Action

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) received a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit renewal application for corrective action from the United States Department of the Army (USDOA), the owner of the Combined Arms Center, and Fort Leavenworth installation located at 290 Grant Ave., Leavenworth, Kansas. KDHE is providing notice of their intent to renew the USDOA RCRA permit, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification number KS4213720499.

The permit requires the USDOA to continue implementation of corrective actions previously approved by the EPA and includes general corrective action provisions to address any newly identified releases, solid waste management units, or areas of concern. The permit does not authorize any treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste.

The draft permit is being considered for issuance under authority of the Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) 65-3430 et seq. and Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.) 28-31-4 through 28-31-279a. Documents that support the draft permit conditions and all data submitted by the applicant are part of the administrative record.

State hazardous waste laws require that the public be given at least 45 days to review the administrative record for the draft permit prior to KDHE taking a final action. The purpose of having a public comment period is to ensure that interested parties have an opportunity to evaluate the conditions specified in the draft permit and to provide their input into the permit decision-making process. A copy of the administrative record which includes the draft permit, the fact sheet, the permit application, and all information pertaining to this permit action is available for public review from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or during normal business hours) Monday through Friday, January 26, 2023 to March 13, 2023, at the following locations:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Hazardous Waste Permits Section
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320
Topeka, KS 66612
Contact: Steve Sellmeyer

Leavenworth Public Library
417 Spruce
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Administrative records can also be accessed on the KDHE website at

Anyone wishing to comment on the draft permit should submit written comments postmarked no later than March 13, 2023 to the KDHE contact at the above listed address.

A public hearing has not been scheduled; however, any interested person may request a public hearing in writing which states the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in a public hearing. If written requests are received which indicate a significant degree of public interest in the draft permit, a public hearing will be scheduled, and advanced notice of hearing will be given to the public. After consideration of all comments received, the Secretary of KDHE will make a final decision to issue or deny the permit. Notice of the Secretary’s decision will be given to the applicant, all persons who submitted written comments, those who commented at the public hearing, and those who requested notice of the final permit decision. If no comments are received during the public comment period, the permit will become effective immediately upon its issuance. If comments are received during the public comment period the permit will become effective 30 days after service of notice of the final permit decision to allow for public review of the department’s response to comments and any revisions to the draft permit in accordance with 40 C.F.R. 124.15 and K.A.R. 28-31-124(c)(8). Any appeal of the final permit decision must be filed within 15 days after service of notice in accordance with K.S.A 65-3440 and K.S.A. 77-601 et.seq.

Janet Stanek
Department of Health and Environment

Doc. No. 050835