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65-3007. Air contaminant sources; classification; monitoring; reporting. (a) The secretary, by rule and regulation, shall classify air contaminant sources which, in the secretary's judgment, may cause or contribute to air pollution, according to levels and types of emissions and other characteristics which relate to air pollution and may require reporting for any such class or classes. The classifications promulgated by the secretary shall be made to apply to the state as a whole or to any designated area of the state, and shall be made with special reference to effects on health, economic and social factors, and physical effects on property.

(b) The secretary shall require air contaminant emission sources to monitor emissions, operating parameters, ambient impact of any source emissions or any other parameters deemed necessary by the secretary. The secretary may require air contaminant emission sources to keep records and make reports consistent with the purposes of this act.

(c) Any person operating or responsible for the operation of air contaminant sources of any class for which the rules and regulations of the secretary require reporting shall make reports containing information as may be required by the secretary concerning location, size and height of contaminant outlets, processes employed, fuels used and the nature and time periods or duration of emissions, and such other information as is relevant to air pollution and available or reasonably capable of being assembled.

History: L. 1967, ch. 347, § 7; L. 1970, ch. 261, § 7; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 139; L. 1975, ch. 312, § 11; L. 1993, ch. 13, § 4; March 25.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Authority to compel and compile emissions data; regulation of air and water quality in Kansas, George Cameron Coggins, 21 K.L.R. 1, 34 (1972).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Home rule powers; limitations; ability to opt out of state regulation regulating open burning. 92-10.

Confined swine feeding facilities; control of water pollution by Secretary of Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 2000-19.

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