Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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 ...