Governing Law and Regulations
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's rules governing the recycling of hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, with the addition that the state requires recyclers to obtain a permit and pay an annual fee.
Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal used oil management rules. These standards cover all segments of the used oil recycling system and apply to generators, transporters, marketers, processors, and burners of used oil. See the national section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for additional information. In addition, Kentucky requires persons recycling more than 5,000 gallons (gal) of used oil annually to register and maintain certain records.
A recordkeeping system must be implemented for a waste tire from the time it becomes a waste tire to the time it is disposed of, recycled, or used as tire-derived fuel. For more information on the recycling of waste tires, see the state section SOLID WASTE.
Kentucky requires that secondary ...