Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
DEP Division of Water
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky has not adopted groundwater standards. Groundwater quality standards in Kentucky are regulated using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Kentucky's regulations for groundwater monitoring and protection at solid waste and hazardous waste facilities parallel the federal regulations, with stricter monitoring requirements for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. See the national section GROUNDWATER for additional guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces Kentucky's groundwater rules ...