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 adopts by reference the federal regulations for hazardous waste transporters and adds several more stringent state standards. The more stringent state rules cover transporter identification numbers, registration, and response to releases.
• Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces Kentucky's rules for hazardous waste transporters.
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND REGISTRATION
401 KAR 39:080, Section 2; 401 KAR 39:120 Section 4(1); and 401 KAR 39:120 Section 4(2)
In Kentucky, as under the federal rules, hazardous waste transporters are required to have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ID number before transporting hazardous waste. This EPA ID number may be obtained from the DEP (or the EPA or another EPA authorized state). To obtain an EPA ID number from the DEP, a transporter that is also a hazardous waste generator or used oil transporter must complete and submit EPA Form 8700-12 and the state form Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity ...