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65-5704. Duties of secretary of health and environment; rules and regulations; fees. The secretary of health and environment shall: (a) Provide support for the oversight and administrative activities of the commission; (b) receive, process and manage hazardous chemical information required to be submitted and notifications required to be given pursuant to the federal act; (c) establish a list of Kansas reportable chemicals which shall also be subject to the requirements of sections 311 and 312 of the federal act; (d) designate threshold planning quantities and reportable quantities for any chemical designated for listing as reportable in Kansas. For purposes of reporting in Kansas, the secretary may establish more stringent reporting thresholds for those chemicals required to be reported under the federal act. Chemicals shall be designated and reporting thresholds established after public notice and hearing, based upon concern for the hazards such chemicals may represent in Kansas; and (e) adopt such rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of the federal act and the secretary's duties under this section, including provisions for protection of trade secrets and for public disclosure of information consistent with sections 322, 323 and 324 of the federal act. Such rules and regulations may establish fees to cover all or part of the total cost of operation of the program.

History: L. 1987, ch. 231, § 4; L. 1991, ch. 202, § 2; July 1.

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