Hazardous waste poses a possible threat to the human health or the environment. In the U.S., hazardous waste is regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
RCRA regulates the generation, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes (known as "cradle to grave"). Specific criteria are used to determine how waste is classified, and therefore how it must be handled. EPA has delegated the oversight of hazardous waste in Kentucky to the Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management. This oversight includes registration, permitting, reporting and corrective action (cleanup) requirements.
This website is intended to provide information, forms, personnel contacts and other items needed to be able to comply with the RCRA rules and prevent hazardous waste from harming people or the environment.