Chapter 10 Water Quality Standards (Kentucky)

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Place Kentucky

Applies to States or Provinces Kentucky
Name Chapter 10 Water Quality Standards (Kentucky)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

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Last Review 2014-09-15


This administrative regulation establishes procedures to protect the surface waters of the Commonwealth, and thus protect water resources. It states the designated uses of surface water and establishes a methodology to implement the antidegradation policy. The regulation establishes water quality standards that consist of designated legitimate uses of the surface waters of the commonwealth and the associated water quality criteria necessary to protect those uses. These water quality standards are minimum requirements that apply to all surface waters in the commonwealth of Kentucky in order to maintain and protect them for designated uses.

Policy Contact

Department Department for Environmental Protection
Division Division of Water
Address 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Fourth Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone 502-564-3410
Fax 502-563-0111

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Kentucky Administrative Regulation Title 401, Chapter 4
Date Effective 2008-11-25