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 national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Disposal and storage in Kentucky of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 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. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 4 office enforces the federal regulations for PCB disposal and storage in Kentucky. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management 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 1 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 39:090, Section 1(1)
As under the federal rules, Kentucky requires that ...