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) 44:005 to 44:080

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General standards:

Used oil as a dust suppressant: 401 KAR 44:080, Section 3

Response to releases: 401 KAR 44:020, Section 3(2); 401 KAR 44:040, Section 4(2); 401 KAR 44:050, Section 5(2); 401 KAR 44:040, Section 6(2); 401 KAR 44:060, Section 5(2); and 401 KAR 44:070, Section 3(2)

Registration: 401 KAR 44:040, Section 3(2); 401 KAR 44:050, Section 2(2); 401 KAR 44:060, Section 3(2); 401 KAR 44:070, Section 4(2); 401 KAR 44:030, Section 2(2); and 401 KAR 39:110, Section 2(3)

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment 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 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, and burners of used oil. In addition, Kentucky requires used oil handlers to respond to certain provisions in the event of a release and 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


Used Oil as a Dust Suppressant

401 KAR 44:080, Section 3

The federal rules allow a state to petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use used oil as a dust suppressant. The DEP's used oil ...

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