Governing Law and Regulations
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 by reference the federal regulations for universal waste, including the provisions for mercury-containing equipment. In addition, Kentucky requires the payment of certain registration and petition fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Kentucky.
401 KAR 39:110, Section 2(2)
Kentucky charges a fee of $300 to register with the DEP as an LQHUW.
401 KAR 39:080, Section 3
Persons petitioning the DEP to add additional wastes to management under the universal waste regulations in accordance with the petition procedures set forth at 401 KAR 43:070 must submit a fee of $2,500 with the petition.
Because fees are subject to change, contact the DEP for the latest fee schedule.