Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
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 follows the federal rules 40 CFR 262.50 to 262.60 for exports and imports of hazardous waste. For additional information, refer to the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
• Administration and enforcement. Both EPA and DEP's Division of Waste Management administer and enforce the rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste in Kentucky. However, no one agency has sole responsibility for the administration and enforcement of hazardous waste export and import rules. The U.S. Department of Transportation, EPA, and the U.S. Department of Commerce have enforcement authority that varies depending on the type of hazardous waste being exported or imported.