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 incorporates by reference the federal NESHAP standards, including the NESHAPs for source categories, also known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. In addition, Kentucky has implemented a state program to control emissions at facilities that may emit potentially toxic substances. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District has also implemented a local program to reduce emissions of air toxics. Refer to the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for more information on NESHAPs and MACT standards.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division for Air Quality of the Energy and Environment Cabinet's DEP administers and enforces the hazardous air pollutant (HAP) and toxic substance rules in Kentucky. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District administers and enforces HAP and local toxic substance requirements within its jurisdiction.
401 KAR 63:020 and 401 KAR 63:021
Kentucky also has state regulations prohibiting the emission of any substance in such quantities or duration as to be harmful to the health and welfare of humans, animals, and ...