Kentucky Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Motor Fuel Quality Law: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 363.900 to 363.908 and regulations at 302 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 79:010

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Underground storage tanks (USTs): KRS 224.60-100 to 224.60-160 and regulations at 401 KAR 42:005 to 401 KAR 42:005 to 42:330

Applicability: KRS 224.60-100 and 401 KAR 42:020(1)

Notification and registration: 401 KAR 42:020

Fees: KRS 224.60-150, KRS 363.906, and 401 KAR 42:020(2)(9)

Design, operation, and maintenance requirements: 401 KAR 42:020

Operator training: 401 KAR 42:020(16)

Release reporting: 401 KAR 42:060

Delivery prohibition: 401 KAR 42:020(18)

Financial responsibility: 401 KAR 42:020(20)

Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund (PSTEAF): 401 KAR 42:250

Closure: 401 KAR 42:020(3) and 401 KAR 42:060

Permanent closure and changes in service: 401 KAR 42:060(6) and 401 KAR 42:060(7)

State Fire Marshal Requirements:

Permits: 815 KAR 30:060(2)

Certification: 815 KAR 30:060

Monitoring: 815 KAR 30:060

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management UST Branch

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Office for Consumer and Environmental Protection Division of Regulation and Inspection

Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction Division of Fire Prevention (Office of the State Fire Marshal) Hazardous Materials Section

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky does not have U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its underground storage tank (UST) program. This means that UST owners and operators must comply with both state and federal rules. For information on the federal requirements, see the ...


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