Kentucky Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules for generators: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 39:080, Section 1(1) and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(11)

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Hazardous waste container rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

Organic air emissions standards for containers: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

Empty container standards: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 3(1)

Regulatory Agency

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 federal requirements for managing hazardous waste containers, which include empty container standards, organic air emissions standards, and standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). TSDFs that use hazardous waste containers for storage or treatment must comply with additional state requirements in connection with permits, fees, and facility location. These additional state standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

In addition, 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. The state adds a requirement for marking generator hazardous waste containers.

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements