Kentucky TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 39:060, 401 KAR 39:090, and 401 KAR 39:120

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Facility fees: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-016 and KRS 224.46-018, and regulations at 401 KAR 39:120

Facility location: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 5

Permit application process:

Application Form: 401 KAR 39:005, Section 1(5) and 401 KAR 39:060, Section 5(6)

Additional application information: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 5

Permit submissions: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 6(13) and 401 KAR 39:120, Section 6


Application filing and review fees: KRS 224.46-016; 401 KAR 39:120, Section 2; and 401 KAR 39:120, Section 3

Permit modification fee: KRS 224.46-018 and 401 KAR 39:120, Section 3(4)

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (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 adopts by reference the federal TSDF permit requirements, including those for remedial action plans and standardized permit provisions. The state has added more stringent facility permit standards in connection with facility location, additional information in the application, and fees.

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the TSDF permit rules in Kentucky.

State Requirements


401 KAR 39:090, Section 5

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