Kentucky Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generator requirements: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 39:060; 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1; 401 KAR 39:080, Section 5; and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 6.

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Generator classifications: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(1)

Special wastes: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.50-760; KRS 224.46-580(7); and 401 KAR 39:060, Section 3(9)

Registration and fees: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(2) to Section 1(6); 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(10); and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(12)

EPA identification (ID) numbers: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(4)

Very small quantity generators (VSQGs): 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1

On-site treatment: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(7)

Off-site transportation: KAR 39:080, Section 1(9) and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(11)

Annual reports: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(8)

Response to releases: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.1-400 and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 5(1)


Registration fee: KRS 224.46-012 and 401 KAR 39:120, Section 4

Assessment fee: KRS 224.46-580(7)

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Hazardous Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Kentucky as of December 7, 2017. The state's more stringent rules apply to registration, identification numbers, annual reporting, and fees. Unique to Kentucky are its rules for generators of "special wastes."

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division ...

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