Kentucky Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Organic air emissions standards for tanks: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 2(1) (interim status)

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 incorporates by reference the federal requirements for managing hazardous waste tanks, which include organic air emissions standards and standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). TSDFs that use hazardous waste tanks for storage or treatment must comply with additional state requirements in connection with permits, fees, and facility location. These additional state standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Kentucky has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Kentucky as of December 7, 2017, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in Kentucky.


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Comparison: State vs. Federal