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) 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

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Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incinerator rules: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2 (interim status)

Disposal facility permit rules and fees: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 5; 401 KAR 39:060, Section 6; 401 KAR 39:060, Section 7; 401 KAR 39:090; and 401 KAR 39:120

Land disposal restrictions: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 4

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 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. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) 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 ...

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

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Disposal Resources

Type Title
Forms ADEM Disposal Approval Request Form 278
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