Kentucky Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plan rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

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Large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan rules: 401 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(1)

Regulatory Agencies

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.


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