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

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

Groundwater concentration limit: 401 KAR 34:060, Section 5

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 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.

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 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 ...

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