Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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 ...