Kan. Admin. Regs. § 98-4-2 - Permits

(a) A weather modification permit, which is a document issued by the director authorizing weather modification activity in Kansas, shall be required annually, on a calendar-year basis, for each weather modification project. If a weather modification project will extend over more than one calendar year, a permit may be extended on a year-to-year basis upon payment of the annual fee, a review by the director, and the publication of a notice of intent to continue the operation. A public hearing on any renewal may be held by the director.

A permit shall not be assigned or transferred by the permit holder.

(b) Each permit application shall be submitted at least 60 days before the initial date of the proposed operational period for which the permit is sought. Each permit applicant shall also provide the application at least 30 days before an applicable authority meeting to ensure timely consideration.
(c) Each applicant for a permit to conduct weather modification activities in Kansas shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Submit to the director a completed application for permit on a form provided by the director. Forms may be posted on the office web site;
(2) pay the $100.00 permit fee, if applicable;
(3) present evidence that the applicant is, or has in its employ, a license holder;
(4) demonstrate proof of ability to meet the liability requirements of section 1411 (4) of the Kansas weather modification act. This proof may be provided in the form of an insurance policy written by a company authorized to do business in Kansas or by a statement of individual worth, including a profit-and-loss statement, that is accepted by the director;
(5) submit a complete and satisfactory operational plan for the proposed weather modification project that includes the following:
(A) A map of the proposed operating area specifying the primary target area and showing the area reasonably expected to be affected. "Primary target area" shall mean the area within which the weather modification activity is intended to have an effect;
(B) the name and address of the license holder specified in paragraph (c)(3);
(C) the nature and object of the intended weather modification activities;
(D) the meteorological criteria to be used to initiate or suspend modification activities;
(E) the person or organization on whose behalf the project is to be conducted;
(F) a statement showing any expected effect upon the environment; and
(G) the methods that will be used in determining and evaluating the proposed weather modification project;
(6) at least seven days before any required public hearing, publish a "notice of intent" to engage in weather modification activities in each county of which all or part could be within the primary target area or within the areas reasonably expected to be affected. The time and place of the public hearing shall be approved by the director. The notice of intent shall include notice published in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in the area. The notice shall meet the following requirements:
(A) Describe the primary target area;
(B) describe the area that might reasonably be affected;
(C) specify the period of operation, including starting and ending dates. Operational periods shall not be required to be continuous;
(D) describe the general method of operation;
(E) describe the intended effect of the operation;
(F) state the time and place of a public hearing on the application. The hearing shall be held in or near the primary target area; and
(G) state that complete details of the application for a permit will be available for examination in the office of the authority in Topeka and at a location within the project area as described in the public hearing notice;
(7) provide satisfactory evidence of publication of the notice of intent to the director before the public hearing; and
(8) provide any other relevant information as may be required by the director.
(d) At the discretion of the director, additional information may be required of the applicant. This additional information may include a comprehensive environmental impact analysis similar to the statements required for federal projects.
(e) Each permit issued for a weather modification activity shall be subject to revision, suspension, or modification of its terms and conditions by the director, if necessary to protect the health, safety, or property of any person or to protect the environment.
(f) In order to modify the boundaries of a project for which a permit has previously been obtained, a revised permit shall be required, with conditions similar to those under which the original permit was issued or as modified by the director.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 98-4-2
Authorized by K.S.A. 82a-1403; implementing K.S.A. 82a-1406, K.S.A. 82a-1411, K.S.A. 82a-1415; effective, E-74-39, July 26, 1974; effective May 1, 1976; amended Aug. 30, 2013.

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