Kentucky TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 34:005 to 34:370 and 401 KAR 35:005 to 35:350 (interim status)

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

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's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some additional state requirements. The state's rules cover annual reports, state wastes, facility location, facility design and operating requirements, closure and post-closure standards, financial responsibility, and permit rules and facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Kentucky.

State Requirements


TSDF owners and operators in Kentucky must report annually on their hazardous waste activities. The state's annual reporting requirement is in addition to the federal biennial reporting requirement. See the state section BIENNIAL REPORT to review these reporting requirements.


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