Kentucky Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-560 and regulations at 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 33:010 to 33:030

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Identification (ID) numbers: 401 KAR 33:010

Registration: 401 KAR 33:010, Section 2(3)

Discharges and spills: 401 KAR 33:030, Section 3(2)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky's regulations for hazardous waste transporters include the federal rules and several more stringent state standards. The more stringent state rules cover transporter identification numbers, registration, discharges, and spills.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces Kentucky's rules for hazardous waste transporters.

State Requirements


Identification Numbers

401 KAR 33:010

In Kentucky, and under the federal rules, hazardous waste transporters are required to have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ID number. This ID number must be obtained before transporting hazardous waste. Applications for an EPA ID number are available from DEP. Kentucky uses its own application form (401 KAR 33:010, Section 2(1) and 401 KAR 33:010, Section 2(2)).


401 KAR 33:010, Section 2(3)

In addition, transporters are responsible for registering with DEP before transporting hazardous waste. The state's EPA ID application form is also used to register transporters in Kentucky.

Discharges and Spills

401 KAR 33:030, Section ...

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