Kentucky Pretreatment Standards regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Pretreatment Standards: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permit program for pretreatment: 401 KAR 5:057

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Sewer line extensions: 401 KAR 5:005, Section 8

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water KPDES Branch

DEP Division of Water Facilities Construction Branch

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. DEP is fully authorized by EPA to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pretreatment Program in the state. The KPDES permit program is the state's version of the federal NPDES permit program. For additional guidance, see the state section NPDES PERMIT.

Kentucky has adopted the federal pretreatment standards. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS for more information about the federal requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The KPDES Branch of DEP's Division of Water administers the state's water quality program and enforces pretreatment requirements in Kentucky. DEP's Facilities Construction Branch is responsible for sewer line extensions.

State Requirements


401 KAR 5:005, Section 8

Businesses and individuals may submit applications for the extension of sewer lines into POTWs. If the applicant does not own all of the proposed sewer line extension, the applicant must identify the owner and the portion of the sewer line extension owned by the other person(s). The applicant must submit letters from the following:

  • The owner of the sewer ...

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