Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency response team (ERT) notification: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.01-400(6)
Hazardous substances: KRS 224.01-400(5)
Reportable quantity: KRS 224.01-400(4)
Notice contents: KRS 224.01-400(7)
Follow-up report: KRS 224.01-400(12)
Corrective action: KRS 224.01-400(18)
Underground storage tanks (UST): 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 42:060
Transportation-related releases: 401 KAR 33:030, Section 3(2)
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP)
Local fire and police departments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky release notification rules are similar to the federal rules with some notification and reporting requirements.
Kentucky's rules for spills of oil and petroleum products include the federal rules and the state's additional release notification requirements. See the state section OIL SPILLS for additional information. All emergencies have to be reported to state and local authorities.
Kentucky requires hazardous waste generators to immediately notify DEP if there is a fire, explosion, or other release that could threaten human health outside the facility or if the generator has knowledge that a spill has reached surface water. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for additional information.
Kentucky's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. See the state section LEAK DETECTION for more information.
• Administration and enforcement.