Kentucky Characteristic Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Characteristics of hazardous waste: Kentucky Revised Statutes 224.46-510(3); 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31:030

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal rules (40 CFR 261) that define a waste that exhibits the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity as a hazardous waste. See the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information

Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.

Kentucky has U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorization to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) wastes. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the state's rules for characteristic waste in Kentucky.

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State Requirements

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