Kentucky Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kentucky Emergency Response Commission: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 39E.010 to 39E.990

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Tier II chemical inventory reporting: KRS 39E.210

Trade secrets: KRS 39E.230

Fees: KRS 39E.050

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) Commonwealth Emergency Response Commission (CERC)

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP)

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

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. The DEP, the CERC, and EPA's Region 4 share responsibility for the administration and enforcement of EPCRA requirements in Kentucky. The CERC is responsible for the annual collection of Tier II reports and state fees. TRI reports are submitted to both the EPA and the CERC.

State Requirements


KRS 39E.210

Tier II reports are due March 1. Kentucky requires Tier II reports to be submitted using KYEM's online Tier II reporting system. Facilities are required to use EPA's Tier2 ...

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Kentucky Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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