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Kentucky Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:180 and 401 KAR 35:180 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: 401 KAR 31:010, Section 7

Organic air emissions standards for containers: 401 KAR 34:275, 401 KAR 34:280, 401 KAR 34:281, 401 KAR 35:275, 401 KAR 35:280, and 401 KAR 35:281 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky's container rules include both federal rules and more stringent state requirements in connection with additional permit application requirements and several state permit fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

The state has adopted the federal empty container standards and the federal organic air emissions standards.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the container requirements in Kentucky.


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