Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Kentucky 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 federal rules (40 CFR 261) that define a waste that exhibits the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity as a hazardous waste. See the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DETERMINATION and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
Kentucky has EPA authorization to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) wastes. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the state's rules for characteristic waste in Kentucky.