Kentucky Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:200 and 401 KAR 35:200 (interim status)

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Liner construction quality assurance plan: 401 KAR 34:020, Section 10 and 401 KAR 35:020, Section 10 (interim status)

Response action plan: 401 KAR 34:200, Section 4 and 401 KAR 35:200, Section 5 (interim status)

Organic air emissions rules: 401 KAR 34:280 and 401 KAR 34:281; 401 KAR 35:280 and 401 KAR 35:281

Regulatory Agency

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.


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