Kentucky Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 39:080, Section 4

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Used oil as a dust suppressant: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(7) and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 9(15)

Registration: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(3)(a) and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(4)

Used oil collection centers: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(3) and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(8)

Used oil transporters: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(6) and 601 KAR 1:025

Response to releases: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.1-400; 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(1); 401 KAR 39:080, Section 4(2); and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 5(1)

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment 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 used oil management rules. These standards cover all segments of the used oil recycling system and apply to generators, transporters, marketers, processors/re-refiners, and burners of used oil. In addition, Kentucky requires used oil collection centers to submit an annual report, used oil transporters to comply with specific federal hazardous material regulations, and used oil handlers to follow specific procedures in response to a release of a used oil. Certain used oil handlers are required to register with the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP).

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the used oil management rules in Kentucky.

State Requirements


401 KAR39:080, Section 4(7) and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 9(15)

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