Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division for Air Quality
Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Kentucky requires new and modified sources of air pollution emitting pollutants above certain thresholds to be permitted, unless they qualify for a specific exemption. The state permit authorizes the construction and operation of the applicable source. Major sources must comply with nonattainment NSR and/or PSD construction permitting requirements that follow the federal standards. Major sources must also comply with the operating permit requirements under the Title V program, which also follows the federal provisions. In addition, DEP has adopted ...