Technological Hazards

Our mission is to assist counties with implementing the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, and to protect Kansans from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership, and advocacy.

The Technological Hazards Section provides direction and planning concerning potential accidents involving hazardous substances such as toxic chemicals, radioactive substances, and potential releases from nuclear power plants. This section is also responsible for providing technical assistance related to chemical and radiological vulnerability planning, emergency notification, grant management, and statewide emergency coordination.

The functions carried out by the Technological Hazard Section can be divided into five program areas:

  • Hazardous Materials Preparedness Grant Program (CFR 110.40)
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees (K.S.A. 65-5703, K.S.A. 65-5705, and P.L. 99-499 sec. 301-305)
  • Chemical Planning and Release Reporting (K.S.A. 65-5705, K.S.A. 65-5708, and P.L. 99-49 sect. 301-305, 29 CFR 1910.120)
  • Radiological Planning and Response (K.S.A. Article 9 Chapter 48)
  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III / Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)(K.A.R. 28-65-1, K.S.A. 65-5707, and P.L. 99-499)