Kentucky Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air pollution: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 59:174, Section 4(2)(b); 401 KAR 59:230, Section 3(6); 401 KAR 59:230, Section 4(1); 401 KAR 61:137, Section 4; 401 KAR 61:150, Section 3(6); 401 KAR 61:160, Section 4(1); 401 KAR 61:175, Section 4; 401 KAR 52:020, Section 3(1)(h); 401 KAR 52:030, Section 3(1)(f); 401 KAR 52:040, Section 3(1)(f); and 401 KAR 52:070, Section 3(1)(c)

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Hazardous waste: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.10-100(10) and 401 KAR 40:020

Solid waste: KRS 224.10-100(10) and 401 KAR 40:020

Pesticides: KRS 217B.230


Groundwater: 401 KAR 5:037

Stormwater: 401 KAR 5:065

Wastewater: 401 KAR 5:065

Drinking water: 401 KAR 8:020

Workplace safety:

Agency inspections of employer's workplace: 803 KAR 2:070 to 2:090

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP)

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA)

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Office of Occupational Safety and Health (KyOSH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has established self-inspection requirements under its air and water regulations. State agencies are also permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state environmental and hazardous materials motor carrier regulations. See TABLE 1 for state self-inspection schedule for environmental requirements and TABLE 2 for state agency environmental inspection requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers and enforces the state's environmental inspection requirements. KyOSH ...

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