Kentucky Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Land treatment demonstration fee: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 2(2)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has incorporated by reference the federal hazardous waste land treatment requirements. The state has additional permit application requirements and requires certain permit fees from hazardous waste land treatment facilities.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste land treatment requirements in Kentucky.

State Requirements


401 KAR 39:060, Section 2(2)

Applications for a land treatment demonstration require a payment of $5,500.


Owners and operators of land treatment facilities must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

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