Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Kentucky as of December 7, 2017, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state also follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. There are no additional state requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Kentucky.