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2019 Statute


65-1,222.Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Department" means the Kansas department of health and environment.

(b) "Environmental use control" means an institutional or administrative control, a restriction, prohibition or control of one or more uses of, or activities on, a specific property, as requested by the property owner at the time of issuance, to ensure future protection of public health and the environment when environmental contamination which exceeds department standards for unrestricted use remains on the property following the appropriate assessment and/or remedial activities as directed by the department pursuant to the secretary's authority. For the purposes of this act, "environmental contamination" does not mean animal or process waste from a confined feeding facility as defined in K.S.A. 65-171d, and amendments thereto, livestock operations or the application of livestock waste for use as a plant nutrient. Any environmental use control created pursuant to this act runs with the property and is binding on the owner and subsequent owners, lessees and other users of the land.

(c) "Owner" means any owner of record of property, and any person or entity with written authorization from the owner to make decisions regarding the transfer of the subject property or placement of encumbrances on the subject property, other than by the exercise of eminent domain.

(d) "Person" means any individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, public or private corporation, limited liability company or partnership; the federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof; any state, or any agency, instrumentality or political or taxing subdivision thereof; or any interstate body.

(e) "Protective structure" means an engineered physical structure implemented as part of the remedial action to control or respond to a release or threat of release of environmental contamination. Protective structure includes capping, fencing, berming, diking, drainage structures and other structures that may control migration or other releases of environmental contamination.

(f) "Property" means real property.

(g) "Remedial activity" means any site cleanup, soil or groundwater monitoring associated with a contaminated property, remedial action, corrective action, emergency action, removal action or other action necessary or appropriate to respond to a release or threat of release of environmental contamination.

(h) "Secretary" means the secretary of health and environment.

History: L. 2003, ch. 130, § 2; July 1.