Governing Law and Regulations
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 has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with a few additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to small quantity generator (SQGs) responsibilities, registration and identification numbers, annual reporting, and fees. Unique to Kentucky are its rules for generators of "special wastes."
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces Kentucky's rules for hazardous waste generators.
401 KAR 31:005 and 401 KAR 31:010, Section 5
Large quantity generators (LQGs). As in the federal rules, LQGs in Kentucky are those that generate 1,000 kilograms (kg) or more of hazardous waste a month, or more than 1 kg of acutely ...