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Kentucky Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste facilities: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-520

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Underground storage tanks (USTs): KRS 224.60-105

Bulk hazardous liquids: 803 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 2:019

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management

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

Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (HBC) Division of Fire Prevention

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Hazardous substance is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. Kentucky does not specifically regulate hazardous substance storage. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

Kentucky has adopted the National Fire Protection Association Code 30 and Code 30A covering aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) gasoline and diesel fuel storage at gas stations. Owners and operators of ASTs that contain petroleum and hazardous substances must obtain a permit from the Kentucky State Fire Marshal. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST requirements in Kentucky.

Kentucky follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS to review these standards.

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