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State Resources

The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Kentucky closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Kentucky specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEP Division of Air Quality

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association KY specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Compliance – DEP Division of Compliance Assistance

Compliance Workbook – DEP Environmental Compliance Assessment Workbook

Hazardous Waste – DEP hazardous waste program page

Permitting – DEP environmental permitting information sheet

Storage Tanks – DEP Underground Storage Tank branch

Universal Waste – DEP universal waste fact sheet

Waste Tire – DEP Waste Tires page

Water  – DEP Division of Water

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Recycling and Local Assistance Program ​– State program that provides businesses guidance on recycling and sustainable waste management issues​​

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.