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'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.
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.
Kentucky regulates nerve and blister agents as hazardous wastes and adds them to the state's list of hazardous wastes. In addition, Kentucky follows the federal rules for identifying hazardous waste with more stringent state provisions in connection with ...