Governing Law and Regulations
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. Most nonmajor sources in Kentucky are required to obtain either a registration or a state-origin permit prior to construction or modification, depending on the source's potential to emit (PTE). Upon completion of construction or modification, such sources must continue to operate in compliance with the terms of the registration or state-origin permit.
Sources with the PTE above major source thresholds for Title V are required to comply with the provisions of Kentucky's Title V operating permit program, which follows the current federal program. Kentucky's Title V operating permit program received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effective November 30, 2001. See the national section TITLE V for more information.
Sources emitting above the major source thresholds for Title V may avoid having to obtain a Title V permit if they are willing to agree to permit conditions limiting the source's PTE below the Title V major source thresholds. Sources ...