Kentucky Listed Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Listed Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and listing of hazardous waste: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-510(3); 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 31:040

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State listed wastes:

Nerve and blister agents: KRS 224.50-130(2) and 401 KAR 31:040, Section 6

Delisted hazardous wastestreams: 401 KAR 31:070

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 follows the federal lists of hazardous wastes and the rules pertaining to those wastes, and adds certain nerve and blister agents as state-only listed hazardous wastes. Sixteen of the Kentucky listed wastes were added in 2016.

If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the state section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information.

Kentucky has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorization to administer the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, including the authority to delist RCRA hazardous wastes. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the listed hazardous waste rules in Kentucky.

State Requirements

STATE LISTED WASTES

Nerve and Blister Agents

401 KAR 31:040, Section 6

The DEP classifies and regulates nerve and blister agents as hazardous wastes in Kentucky. The DEP has assigned each ...


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