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) 38:005 to 38:500

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Facility fees: 401 KAR 39:005 to 39:120 and Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-016 and KRS 224.46-018

Facility location: 401 KAR 34:020, Section 9(2)

Permit application process:

Form: 401 KAR 38:080, Section 1

Additional Part B information: 401 KAR 38:090, Section 2

Local zoning approval: 401 KAR 38:500

Regional integrated waste treatment and disposal demonstration facility (RIWDF) rules: KRS 224.46-810 to 224.46-870, KRS 224.46-520(1), and 401 KAR 38:500

Permit modifications: 401 KAR 38:040, Section 2 and 401 KAR 38:040, Section 3


Application filing and review fees: 401 KAR 39:120, Section 2; KRS 224.46-016; and 401 KAR 39:100, Section 2

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

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has adopted the federal TSDF permit requirements, including those for remedial action plans, but has not included the federal standardized permit provisions. The state has added more stringent facility permit standards in connection with:

—Facility location

—Additional information in the application


—Permit modifications


Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the TSDF ...

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