Kentucky Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:180 and 401 KAR 35:180 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste treatment tank rules: 401 KAR 34:190 and 401 KAR 35:190 (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 401 KAR 34:200 and 401 KAR 35:200 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: 401 KAR 34:220 and 401 KAR 35:220 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: 401 KAR 34:240 and 401 KAR 35:240 (interim status)

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: 401 KAR 35:250

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment rules: 401 KAR 35:260

Treatment facility fees: 401 KAR 39:090, 401 KAR 39:100, and 401 KAR 39:120

Generator on-site treatment:

Additional state requirements: 401 KAR 32:030, Section 6 and 401 KAR 39:110, Section 2

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky follows the federal standards for generators treating hazardous waste on-site, provided certain additional state requirements are met. Kentucky's rules for permitted and interim-status hazardous waste treatment facilities follow the federal standards with additional state design, operation, permit, and facility location requirements for several treatment units.

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

State Requirements


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Kentucky Hazardous Waste Treatment Resources

Type Title
Forms Treatment and Storage Facility Inspection Form
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