Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet 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. Federal rules governing the combustion of hazardous waste in boilers and industrial furnaces have been promulgated under the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Kentucky has adopted the source-specific NESHAP, also known as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard, for hazardous waste combustors. In addition, Kentucky has, for the most part, adopted the applicable RCRA standards for the combustion of hazardous waste in boilers and industrial furnaces. The exception is that the state has established more stringent requirements for metals emissions from boilers and industrial furnaces. For additional information, see the national section BOILERS AND INDUSTRIAL FURNACES.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste rules as they apply to boilers and industrial furnaces. DEP's Division for Air Quality administers and enforces the MACT ...