Kentucky PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 USC 2605 and regulations at 40 CFR 761

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

PCB disposal: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 47:005, Section 1(120) and 401 KAR 47:030, Section 8

Groundwater concentration limit: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 1(1)

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


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 ...

Read more about PCB Management