Kentucky Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:200 and 401 KAR 35:200 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: 401 KAR 34:220 and 401 KAR 35:220 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 401 KAR 34:230 and 401 KAR 35:230 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incinerator rules: 401 KAR 34:240 and 401 KAR 35:240 (interim status)

Disposal facility permit rules and fees: 401 KAR 38:005 to 38:500 and 401 KAR 39:005 to 39:120

Land disposal restrictions: 401 KAR 37:005 to 37:110

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 incorporates by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste disposal and has additional facility permit requirements.

See the state section SOLID WASTE for guidance on Kentucky's rules for disposing of solid (nonhazardous) wastes.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in Kentucky.

State Requirements


Kentucky's permit requirements for hazardous waste disposal facilities include the federal standards, including those for remedial action plans. The state has added more stringent facility permit standards in connection with facility location, additional information in the application, regional integrated waste treatment and disposal demonstration facility ...

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Kentucky Hazardous Waste Disposal Resources

Type Title
Forms ADEM Disposal Approval Request Form 278
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