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Kentucky Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

General generator requirements: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 31:005 to 32:100

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Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): 401 KAR 31:010, Section 5

Generator classifications: 401 KAR 31:005 and 401 KAR 31:010, Section 5

Special wastes: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.50-760, KRS 224.46-580(7), and 401 KAR 31:050, Section 2

Registration, identification (ID) numbers: 401 KAR 32:010, Section 3

Annual reports: 401 KAR 32:040

Fees:

Registration fee: KRS 224.46-012

Assessment fee: KRS 224.46-580(7)

On-site treatment fee: 401 KAR 32:030, Section 6

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 has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with a few additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to small quantity generator (SQGs) responsibilities, registration and identification numbers, annual reporting, and fees. Unique to Kentucky are its rules for generators of "special wastes."

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces Kentucky's rules for hazardous waste generators.

State Requirements

GENERATOR CLASSIFICATIONS

401 KAR 31:005 and 401 KAR 31:010, Section 5

Large quantity generators (LQGs). As in the federal rules, LQGs in Kentucky are those that generate 1,000 kilograms (kg) or more of hazardous waste a month, or more than 1 kg ...


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State Requirements

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