Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. PCB disposal and storage in Kentucky is regulated by the federal rules, which are described in the national section PCB MANAGEMENT. However, the state has additional disposal restrictions.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 4 enforces the federal regulations for PCB disposal and storage in Kentucky. DEP administers and enforces its additional disposal restrictions.
401 KAR 47:005, Section 1(120) and 401 KAR 47:030, Section 8
Kentucky prohibits the land disposal of solid wastes containing concentrations of PCBs that are equal to or greater than one milligram per kilogram (mg/kg) (dry weight).
However, PCB-contaminated waste equal to 49 mg/kg (dry weight) or less may be disposed of at a Kentucky contained landfill. Owners and operators of residual landfills may dispose of PCBs in accordance with their permits.
401 KAR 34:060, Section 5
Kentucky requires that hazardous waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities obtain a permit. The state has established standards for these permits, including minimum ...