Governing Law and Regulations
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 follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted and interim status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) with additional state requirements in connection with permits, fees, and facility location. These state standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
In addition, the state follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of 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.
• Administration and enforcement. Kentucky's hazardous waste storage rules are administered and enforced by the Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management.