Kentucky Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 52.919 to 52.939

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.318

Air permits: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 51:017, 401 KAR 51:052, and 401 KAR 52:001 to 52:100

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 401 KAR 57:002, 401 KAR 63:002, 401 KAR 63:020, 401 KAR 63:021, and 401 KAR 63:060

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 401 KAR 60:005

Risk management program: 401 KAR 68:010 to 68:200

Pollutant transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): 401 KAR 51:210 to 51:230

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.735

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division for Air Quality

Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division for Air Quality is responsible for administering and enforcing Kentucky's air pollution rules. Kentucky's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which details strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Kentucky's air program is implemented and enforced by DEP's Division for Air Quality. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District administers and enforces air quality permitting requirements within its jurisdiction.

State Requirements



Kentucky's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in February 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related requirements.

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