Kentucky Listed Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and listing of hazardous waste: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-510(3); 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 31:040

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State listed wastes:

Nerve and blister agents as listed waste: KRS 224.50-130(2) and 401 KAR 31:040, Section 5

Delisted hazardous wastestreams: 401 KAR 31:070

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Kentucky 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 uses the federal list of hazardous wastes, with the addition of nerve and blister agents as hazardous wastes.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the listed hazardous waste rules in Kentucky.

State Requirements


A "listed" waste is one that appears on one of four federal lists—F, K, P, or U. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information on federal listed wastes. Use the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to identify the chemical components in the product. See the national section MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for additional information.


Nerve and Blister Agents

401 KAR 31:040, Section 5

DEP classifies and regulates nerve and blister agents as hazardous wastes in Kentucky. DEP has assigned each substance a state waste number:

KY Hazardous Waste No. Substance
• N001 GB (isopropyl methyl phosphonoflouridate) and related compounds (H)
• N002 VX (0-ethyl-S-(2-diisopropyl-aminoethyl)–methyl ...

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State Requirements

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