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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 43 - Issue 7 - February 15, 2024

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Notice of Hearing

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces a public hearing on the 2024 Kansas 303(d) List of Impaired Waters. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to biennially prepare a list of waters failing to meet state water quality standards. Such waters are required to have Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) prepared by the state to restore their water quality. A total maximum daily load is the maximum amount of the impairing pollutant that can enter the water without causing a violation of its water quality standards.

Since 1999, Kansas has developed TMDLs for impaired surface waters in each of the state’s 12 river basins. KDHE develops and revises TMDLs for selected impairments identified in the current Section 303(d) list by prioritizing watersheds or waters for restoration and protection. In accordance with the Kansas TMDL development cycle, TMDLs will be developed for total phosphorus during this listing cycle. The draft 2024 Kansas 303(d) List will emphasize nutrient reductions, including an initial designation of TMDLs to be developed over the next two years. The list and its methodology will be made available prior to the hearing at

The public hearing will open with a brief summary of the list and its methodology as it pertains to the waters of the state. It is requested that each individual giving oral comment provide a written copy of the comment for the record by email or postal mailing address listed in this notice or by fax to the fax number also listed in this notice. In order to give each individual an opportunity to present their comment, it may be necessary for the hearing officer to request that each presenter limit an oral presentation of comment to an appropriate time frame. KDHE will prepare a response to all public comments and revise the draft list as necessary. KDHE will submit the list, the methodology, and any public comments with KDHE’s response to Region 7 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by March 22, 2024.

The public hearing will be held:

Date: March 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing process and may request the provided documents in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting KDHE. Requests, questions, or written comments should be directed to William Carr, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Water, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612- 1367; by email at; by telephone at 785-296-0735; or by fax at 785-559-4257.

Janet Stanek
Department of Health and Environment

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