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) 39:080, Section 1(1); 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(11); 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1; and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tank rules: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

Storage facility permit rules and fees: 401 KAR 39:120

On-site storage rules for generators: 401 KAR 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1

Regulatory Agency

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.


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