Kentucky Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 58:025

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Asbestos abatement:

Licensing and certification: 401 KAR 58:040 Section 3, 401 KAR 58:040 Section 5 to Section 10, and 401 KAR 58:005

Work practices: 401 KAR 58:040 Section 4

Recordkeeping: 401 KAR 58:040 Section 12

Asbestos abatement in schools: 401 KAR 58:010 and 401 KAR 58:005

Disposal of asbestos waste: 401 KAR 58:040 Section 4

Training: 401 KAR 58:040 Section 10 and 401 KAR 58:040 Section 11

Workplace safety and health: 803 KAR 2:320 and 803 KAR 2:425

Regulatory Agencies

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

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KY OSH)

Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has incorporated the asbestos NESHAP standards by reference. The federal regulation includes demolition, renovation, fabricating, and waste disposal standards. In addition, Kentucky requires entities performing asbestos abatement to comply with additional state certification regulations and work practice requirements. Kentucky follows federal provisions for dealing with asbestos in schools under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). All individuals performing work in public, commercial, and school buildings are required to be accredited under Kentucky regulations. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District has its own notification ...


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