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) 39:005, 401 KAR 39:060, 401 KAR 39:080, and 401 KAR 39:120

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Identification (ID) number and registration: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 2; 401 KAR 39:120, Section 4(1); and 401 KAR 39:120, Section 4(2)

Response to releases: KRS 224.1-400 and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 2(3)

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 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.

State Requirements


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 ...

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