Kentucky Closure/Post-Closure Plans regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) closure rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:070, Sections 1 to 7 and 401 KAR 35:070, Sections 1 to 7 (interim status)

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TSDF post-closure rules: 401 KAR 34:070, Sections 8 to 11 and 401 KAR 35:070, Sections 8 to 12 (interim status)


Closure for noncompliance: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-520(8)

TSDFs in floodplains: 401 KAR 34:020, Section 9(2)

Closure plan fees: 401 KAR 39:120 and KRS 224.46-016(3)


Disposal facilities in floodplains: 401 KAR 34:020, Section 9(2) and 401 KAR 34:070, Section 3

Post-closure plan fee: 401 KAR 39:090

Financial assurance:

Financial mechanisms: 401 KAR 34:090

Accident liability coverage: 401 KAR 34:120, Section 6

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky's closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal requirements as well as additional state requirements in connection with facility operational noncompliance and facilities located in floodplains. Kentucky's post-closure rules for TSDFs include the federal requirements as well as the state's post-closure standards for TSDFs within floodplains. Unlike the federal rules, Kentucky requires that certain fees be submitted with the facility's closure plan and that fees be paid in connection with the facility's post-closure permit ...

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Kentucky Closure/Post-Closure Plans Resources

Type Title
Forms Waste Pile/Surface Impoundment Closrue Plan Review Form
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