Governing Law and Regulations
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 has incorporated by reference the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at TSDFs, as well as the federal rules, revised in 2002, for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. The state's CAMU rules include the less stringent federal provision at 401 KAR 34:287, Section 6, regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. The state also requires fees for reviewing a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facility investigation plan or a corrective action plan.
See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review the federal rules for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces all of the corrective action requirements in Kentucky.