Kentucky Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:180 and 401 KAR 35:180 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tank rules: 401 KAR 34:190 and 401 KAR 35:190 (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 401 KAR 34:200 and 401 KAR 35:200 (interim status)

Storage facility permit rules: 401 KAR 38:005 to 38:500

Storage facility permit fees: 401 KAR 39:005 to 39:120

On-site storage rules for generators: 401 KAR 31:010, Section 5 and 401 KAR 32:030, Section 5

Generator response to releases: 401 KAR 32:030, Section 5(2)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky follows the federal rules for hazardous waste storage facilities and adds rules for permitting such facilities. The additional state permit rules are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS. Kentucky follows the federal rules for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit and adds its own requirements in connection with large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) notifying DEP in the event of a release of hazardous waste.

Administration and enforcement. Kentucky's hazardous waste storage rules are administered and enforced by DEP's Hazardous Waste Branch.

State Requirements


Response to Releases

401 KAR 32:030, Section 5(2)

Kentucky requires LQGs and SQGs to immediately notify DEP if there ...

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