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Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Environment, Bureau of Water - Article 15 Water Supply Regulations

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Date Added: 10/09/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
Public Hearing Location: Flint Hills Conference Room, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka

K.A.R. 28-15-18.  Operation and maintenance requirements. Changes required response time from 45 to 30 days in relation to significant deficiencies.  

K.A.R. 28-15-19.  Disinfection of drinking water. Clarifies disinfection requirements and associated monitoring and reporting.    

K.A.R. 28-15a-2.  Definitions; replaced terms. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.2 concerning definitions and clarifies existing state definitions. 

K.A.R 28-15a-3. Coverage; conditions for exclusion. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.3 concerning coverage and conditions for exclusion.

K.A.R. 28-15a-6.  Effective dates.  Clarifies that expired effective dates, completion dates and beginning compliance dates in regulations adopted by reference will be replaced with the effective date of this regulation.

K.A.R. 28-15a-11. Maximum contaminant levels for inorganic chemicals. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.11 concerning maximum contaminant levels for inorganic chemicals.

K.A.R. 28-15a-21. Coliform sampling. Amended to remove adoption of 40 C.F.R. 141.21 but maintain state requirements.  Adds language identifying an actor of the public water supply system.

K.A.R. 28-15a-23. Inorganic chemical sampling and analytical requirements.  Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.23 concerning inorganic chemical sampling and analytical requirements.

K.A.R. 28-15a-24. Requirements for sampling and analyzing organic chemicals. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.24 concerning requirements for sampling and analyzing organic chemicals.

K.A.R. 28-15a-25. Analytical methods for measuring radioactivity. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R.141.25 concerning analytical methods for measuring radioactivity.

K.A.R. 28-15a-26. Frequency of monitoring for radioactivity. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.26 concerning frequency of monitoring for radioactivity. 

K.A.R. 28-15a-27. Alternate analytical techniques and testing methods. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.27 concerning alternate analytical techniques and testing methods and documents.  Adds a stipulation to ensure that required samples of article 15a of the department’s regulations are analyzed by an accredited laboratory.   

K.A.R. 28-15a-28. Approved laboratories. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.28 concerning approved laboratories.

K.A.R. 28-15a-29. Monitoring of consecutive public water supply systems. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.29 concerning monitoring of consecutive public water supply systems.

K.A.R. 28-15a-31. General reporting requirements. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.31 concerning general reporting requirements.

K.A.R. 28-15a-32. Electronic reporting requirements. New regulation that requires submission of all Public Water Supply System documents electronically within six months of notification from the department. 

K.A.R. 28-15a-33. General record maintenance. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.33 concerning general record maintenance.

K.A.R. 28-15a-41. Special monitoring for sodium. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.41 concerning special monitoring for sodium, except the last sentence of 40 C.F.R. 141.41(b) is not adopted.

K.A.R. 28-15a-42. Special monitoring for corrosivity characteristics. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.42 concerning special monitoring for corrosivity characteristics.   Requires community systems to identify specific construction materials of concern.

K.A.R. 28-15a-43. Prohibition on use of lead pipes, solder, and flux. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.43 concerning prohibition on use of lead pipes, solder, and flux.  Clarifies permitted lead content.

K.A.R. 28-15a-60. Effective dates for maximum contaminant levels and maximum residual disinfectant levels.  Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.60 concerning effective dates for maximum contaminant levels and maximum residual disinfectant levels.

K.A.R. 28-15a-61. Maximum contaminant levels for organic contaminants. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.61 concerning maximum contaminant levels for organic contaminants.

K.A.R. 28-15a-62. Maximum contaminant levels for inorganic contaminants. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.62 concerning maximum contaminant levels for inorganic contaminants.

K.A.R. 28-15a-63. Maximum contaminant levels for microbiological contaminants. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.63(c), (e), and (f) concerning maximum contaminant levels for microbiological contaminants.

K.A.R. 28-15a-64. Maximum contaminant levels for disinfection by-products. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.64 concerning maximum contaminant levels for disinfection by-products.

K.A.R. 28-15a-65. Maximum residual disinfectant levels.  Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.65 concerning maximum residual disinfectant levels.

K.A.R. 28-15a-66. Maximum contaminant levels for radionuclides. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.66 concerning maximum contaminant levels for radionuclides.

K.A.R. 28-15a-70. Requirements for filtration and disinfection. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.70 concerning requirements for filtration and disinfection while excluding requirements referencing unfiltered surface water and groundwater under the influence of surface water systems.  Adds language regarding chlorine residual concentrations and monitoring.

 K.A.R. 28-15a-80. Requirements for the control of lead and copper. Adopts by reference the Short Term Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.80, that enhance implementation in the areas of monitoring, treatment, customer awareness, public education, and lead service line replacement.

K.A.R. 28-15a-100. Requirements for public water supply systems using point-of-entry devices or point-of-use devices.  Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.100 concerning requirements for public water supply systems using point-of-entry devices or point-of-use devices.  Restricts the permitted number of point-of-use devices for a public water supply system to one hundred service connections.

K.A.R. 28-15a-101. Use of bottled water. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.101 concerning use of bottled water.

K.A.R. 28-15a-110. General requirements for treatment techniques. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.110 concerning general requirements for treatment techniques.

K.A.R. 28-15a-111. Treatment techniques for acrylamide and epichlorohydrin. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.111 concerning treatment techniques for acrylamide and epichlorohydrin.

K.A.R. 28-15a-130. Disinfectant residuals, disinfection by-products, and disinfection by-product precursors. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.130 concerning disinfectant residuals, disinfection by-products, and disinfection by-product precursors.

K.A.R. 28-15a-151. Requirements for consumer confidence reports. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.151 concerning requirements for consumer confidence reports.  Requires additional tested contaminants to be added to consumer confidence reports. Clarifies and adds consumer confidence report distribution requirements.

K.A.R. 28-15a-170. Enhanced filtration and disinfection requirements for subpart H systems serving 10,000 or more people. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.170 concerning enhanced filtration and disinfection requirements for subpart H systems serving 10,000 or more people.

K.A.R. 28-15a-201. Requirements for public notification. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.201 concerning requirements for public notification.

K.A.R. 28-15a-400. Requirements for the groundwater rule. New regulation that adopts by reference requirements to protect public water supply systems with groundwater sources against disease-causing microorganisms.  

K.A.R. 28-15a-500. Requirements for enhanced filtration and disinfection for subpart H systems serving fewer than 10,000 people. Updates adoption by reference to the July 1, 2015 publication of 40 C.F.R. 141.500 concerning requirements for filtration and disinfection.  Establishes treatment technique requirements.  Clarifies trihalomethane (TTHM) and five haloacetic acid (HAA5) alternative data set approval.

K.A.R. 28-15a-600.  Initial distribution system evaluations of the stage 2 disinfection by-products rule. New regulation that adopts by reference requirements to determine appropriate monitoring locations for determining compliance with maximum contaminant levels for TTHM and HAA5.

K.A.R. 28-15a-620. Disinfection by-products requirements of the stage 2 disinfection by-products rule. New regulation that adopts by reference requirements to achieve compliance with maximum contaminant levels based on locational running annual averages for TTHM and HAA5.

K.A.R. 28-15a-700. Enhanced treatment for Cryptosporidium.  New regulation that adopts by reference requirements to improve the control of microbial pathogens, specifically Cryptosporidium, in drinking water for public water supply systems with surface water or groundwater under the influence of surface water sources.

K.A.R. 28-15a-851. Requirements for the revised total coliform rule. New regulation that adopts by reference requirements to improve public health protection by establishing a maximum contaminant level for E.coli, total coliform treatment technique requirements, seasonal system start-up procedures, assessment, and corrective action requirements.

K.A.R. 28-15a-4, 28-15a-72, 28-15a-73, 28-15a-74, 28-15a-75, 28-15a-76, 28-15a-81, 28-15a-82, 28-15a-83, 28-15a-84, 28-15a-85, 28-15a-86, 28-15a-87, 28-15a-88, 28-15a-89, 28-15a-90, 28-15a-91, 28-15a-131, 28-15a-132, 28-15a-133, 28-15a-134, 28-15a-135, 28-15a-152, 28-15a-153, 28-15a-154, 28-15a-155, 28-15a-172, 28-15a-173, 28-15a-174, 28-15a-175, 28-15a-202, 28-15a-203, 28-15a-204, 28-15a-205, 28-15a-206, 28-15a-207, 28-15a-208, 28-15a-209, 28-15a-210, 28-15a-501, 28-15a-502, 28-15a-503, 28-15a-530, 28-15a-531, 28-15a-532, 28-15a-533, 28-15a-534, 28-15a-535, 28-15a-536, 28-15a-540, 28-15a-541, 28-15a-542, 28-15a-543, 28-15a-544, 28-15a-550, 28-15a-551, 28-15a-552, 28-15a-553, 28-15a-560, 28-15a-561, 28-15a-562, 28-15a-563, 28-15a-564, 28-15a-570, and 28-15a-571.  Revoked.  Provisions contained in these revoked regulations were either moved to other regulations or were outdated and no-longer-used requirements and procedures.

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