Kentucky Emergency Planning and Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


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 ...

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