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Kentucky Underground Injection Wells: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Class II wells: 805 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 1:020 and 1:110

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Underground injection of hazardous waste: 401 KAR 38:060, Section 1

Interim Status UIC: 401 KAR 35:270

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

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

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Oil and Gas

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky generally follows the federal permitting requirements for underground injection wells. The state has adopted the federal permit-by-rule option for underground injection wells that inject hazardous waste. Owners and operators of underground injection wells in Kentucky must have a federal permit. In Kentucky, a facility using an underground injection well for hazardous waste disposal must comply with state standards for corrective action, closure, and groundwater monitoring. See the national section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for information on the federal requirements.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 4 administers and enforces the underground injection well rules in Kentucky. DEP's Division of Waste Management assists with permit compliance issues related to the injection of hazardous waste. The Division of Oil and Gas oversees the permitting of Class II wells.

State Requirements

CLASS II WELLS

805 KAR 1:020 and 1:110

Persons must obtain a permit to drill before drilling a Class II injection well from the state in addition ...


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