Kentucky Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State Superfund:

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No Further Remediation Letter: KRS 224.01-450

Application: KRS 224.01-460

Effect of the letter: KRS 224.01-465(1)

Letter content: KRS 224.01-465(2)

Who benefits?: KRS 224.01-465(3)

Kentucky Hazardous Waste Management Fund: KRS 224.46-580

Biannual assessment: KRS 224.46-580(7)

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EPPC) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Superfund Branch

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for additional addresses and contacts.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has its own Superfund program for the cleanup of contaminated sites in the state.

Administration and enforcement. Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s Superfund Branch is responsible for enforcement, follow-up, and final remediation activities at contaminated sites in the state.

State Requirements


Kentucky's Superfund program involves identifying sites where hazardous substances are released or are a threat of being released to the environment (KRS 224.01-400(5)). The function of the state program is to ensure that such releases are properly mitigated. Since cleanup funding is limited in Kentucky, the state Superfund program focuses primarily on private rather than state cleanups of contaminated sites.

DEP's Superfund Branch is divided into four sections:

Federal Superfund Section

DEP's Federal Superfund Section works with EPA to determine if a site is eligible for emergency response or cleanup under the federal Superfund program. It also provides technical and administrative support to ...

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