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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 has adopted by reference the federal rules for identifying and classifying hazardous waste with several exceptions. Because the state regulations do not incorporate by reference the most recent federal regulations as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), many federal exemptions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste are not in effect in Kentucky, such as the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes, the solid waste exclusion for cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities, and the 2015 definition of solid waste rule (concerning the recycling of hazardous secondary materials).
Kentucky also has a few additional state standards. The state classifies and regulates nerve and blister agents as listed hazardous wastes and has rules for "special wastes," which are regulated less strictly than hazardous wastes.