Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky adopts by reference 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 standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.
For a generator's on-site hazardous waste storage, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for information on how to store hazardous waste on-site without a permit.
• Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the generator accumulation time rules in Kentucky.