Anhydrous Ammonia

The laws associated with anhydrous ammonia fertilizer are in The Kansas Fertilizer Law.


Anhydrous Ammonia Storage Tank Policy – 2-13-2021

The following policy applies to anhydrous ammonia storage tanks (tanks) in Kansas.

  1. Rail car tanks with pressure stamps of 250 or higher:
    1. Shall not be placed into service;
    2. If currently in service, shall not be relocated and placed back into service;
    3. If currently in service, shall be taken out of service by January 1, 2030.

     

  2. Tanks (including rail car tanks) with working pressures less than 250 p.s.i. or with unknown/unverifiable working pressures:
    1. Shall not be placed into service;
    2. If currently in service, shall not be relocated and placed back into service;
    3. If currently in service, shall be taken out of service by December 31, 2022.

     

  3. Tanks not meeting the requirements of item 4) below:
    1. Shall not be placed into service;
    2. If currently in service, shall not be relocated and placed back into service;
    3. If currently in service, shall be taken out of service by January 1, 2030.

     

  4. Tanks that may remain in service without service time or location restrictions shall meet the following:
    1. The tank was designed and manufactured for anhydrous ammonia storage with a minimum design pressure of 250 p.s.i.;
    2. The tank information is complete and readily available by:
      1. The manufacturer’s data plate (original or replacement) is legible, attached to the tank, and includes the National Board Registration Number; or
      2. The build sheet or U-1-A form is available and clearly linked to the tank; or
      3. Recertification documentation is available and clearly linked to the tank.
    3. The tank is without damage;
    4. All repairs and modifications to the tank have been made by and/or approved by a certified R-stamp holder and the documentation is available for inspection;
    5. The tank and its installation comply with KDA statutes and regulations.

This policy supersedes previously issued polices and approvals regarding anhydrous ammonia storage tanks.