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1 Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

2 Preparing for and Surviving Inspections Bureau of Environmental Field Services Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

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4 The Facility’s Perspective Only in cases where you aren’t prepared! Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

5 District Office Locations Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

6 Inspections Performed Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

7 The Importance of Compliance Maintain safe conditions for workers and visitors Protect the environment Reduce long-term care and maintenance Selling tool for customers Avoid compliance problems and penalties. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

8 Inspection Preparation Has to be diligent and constant. Keep a single file of all the required information: –Permits –Correspondence (including s) –Inspections –Shipment records –Laboratory analyses Make sure at least one additional person has access to the information. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

9 Inspection Preparation For facilities that have permits: –READ YOUR PERMIT! Your Permit Contains: –Sampling Requirements –Sampling parameters –Inspection requirements –Personnel training requirements Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

10 Let’s Talk Specifics Hazardous Waste Storage Tanks Air Waste Water Public Water Supplies Solid Waste Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

11 Hazardous Waste Program does not require a generator to hold a permit. Notification of hazardous waste generator status is a requirement. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

12 Hazardous Waste Three Classifications of Hazardous Waste Generators in Kansas –EPA Generator –Kansas Generator –Small Quantity Generator Kansas and EPA Generators are required to notify. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

13 Hazardous Waste Be Prepared for an Inspection –Perform a waste determination on each potentially hazardous waste stream. Knowledge of process –Document your findings Analysis by certified laboratory –Keep records until the waste stream changes Ask for assistance from respective district office staff if there are questions. –Keep all documents in a single file. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

14 Hazardous Waste Sign up for one of the ten hazardous waste generator workshops that will be held across the State in November 2006! Sign up information is available on KDHE’s Bureau of Waste Management web site! Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

15 Storage Tanks Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST’s) –Sizes that must register with KDHE 660 gallons or larger 1100 gallons or greater if farm or residential Check with Kansas State Fire Marshall’s office for additional requirements for your AST. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

16 AST Requirements KDHE –Pay annual registration fee of $10 per tank. –Keep operating permits posted. Fire Marshall –Approval of Plans –Inspections EPA –Spill Control Rule (SPCC) Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

17 Storage Tanks Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s) –Sizes that must register with KDHE Greater than 110 gallons Greater than 1100 gallons for farm or residential Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

18 UST Requirements Pay annual registration fee of $10 per tank Post operating permits Meet performance standards Demonstrate financial responsibility Licensed contractor program Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

19 Storage Tank Inspections Inspections are performed once every three years (more often if complaints are received.) Assure that your permit is current. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

20 Storage Tank Inspections What we will ask for: –Inventory Control –Release Detection –Release Prevention Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

21 Storage Tank Inspections How to Prepare for an Inspection –Understand and follow all the requirements of your current permit. –Have all information documented and available at the site. –Train your employees as to the proper protocol in the case of an inspection. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

22 Permit Specific Inspections Air Inspections Water Inspections Solid Waste Inspections Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

23 Preparation Find your permit –Read the permit. –Pay special attention to specific requirements, such as sampling, and reporting. –If modifications are being considered, contact the Department early in the process. Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

24 Preparation Ask the Department for a copy of the appropriate inspection form used at your facility. Perform mock inspections. Correct deficiencies prior to KDHE showing up and finding them for you! Our Vision – Healthier Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.

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