Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...