Governing Law and Regulations
Air: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.99-010
Asbestos: KRS 224.99-010
Community right to know (CRTK): KRS 39E.990
Hazardous materials transporters: KRS 174.990
Hazardous waste: KRS 224.99-010 to 224.99-030
Pesticides: KRS 217B.120 and KRS 217B.990
Solid waste: KRS 224.99-010 to 224.99-030
Municipal solid waste transporters: KRS 174.990
Underground storage tanks (USTs): KRS 224.60-155
Drinking water: KRS 224.99-010(4)
Injection wells: KRS 353.991(1)
Conservation: KRS 151.990(1) and KRS 151.990(2)
Water quality: KRS 224.99-010(1) and KRS 146.990(1)
Workplace safety and health: Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KY OSH), KRS 338.991, and regulations at 803 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 50:010
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP)
Kentucky Labor Cabinet Occupational Safety and Health Program (KyOSH)
Kentucky River Authority
Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA)
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky has incorporated significant penalties into its environmental regulations. See the Table in this section for penalty figures that pertain to the specific environmental and hazardous materials transportation acts. The sanctions listed are applicable only on a state level and are in addition to penalties that the federal government may impose.
Kentucky is a "state plan" state.
• Administration and enforcement. The various divisions of DEP are responsible for the enforcement of the state's environmental ...