Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (SERC): Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 39E.010
Local Emergency Planning Districts (LEPCs): KRS 39E.090
Emergency planning: KRS 39E.130 and 106 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 1:081 and 106 KAR 1:091
Emergency response: KRS 39E.190
Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management Planning Branch Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KyERC)
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
State Fire Marshal
Local fire and police 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 requirements for emergency planning and response with additional planning requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP, KyERC, and the LEPCs, along with local fire and police departments, administer and enforce DEP's emergency planning and response rules. The LEPCs implement EPCRA's requirements on the local level under the guidance of KyERC. DEP's Environmental Response Teams coordinate and respond to emergency releases.
106 KAR 1:081 and 106 KAR 1:091
Owners and operators of facilities subject to the state planning requirements must notify KyERC, the LEPC, and the local fire department that they are subject to the planning provisions. Facilities must notify the LEPC of the facility emergency coordinator who will work with the local committee and who will provide information necessary to the ...