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)
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
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.
DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
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 ...