Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky incorporates by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste surface impoundments, including the organic air emissions standards. Kentucky has additional permit application requirements and, unlike EPA, requires certain permit fees from hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. For more information, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements in Kentucky.