Chapter 50 Division for Air Quality: General Administrative Procedures (Kentucky)

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Place Kentucky

Applies to States or Provinces Kentucky
Name Chapter 50 Division for Air Quality: General Administrative Procedures (Kentucky)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

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Chapter 50 of the Division of Air Quality section within Energy and Environment Cabinet Department For Environmental Protection outlines the general administrative procedures for maintaining air quality standards. These procedures are created in adherence to 42 USC 7410 which requires the state to implement standards for national primary and secondary ambient air quality. All major sources of VOCs located in a county or portion of a county which is designated ozone nonattainment, for any nonattainment classification except marginal, under 401 KAR 51:010, shall install and use control technology which is reasonable and available. If no Control Techniques Guidelines Document is appropriate, the lowest emission limit that a particular source is capable of meeting by the application of control technology that is reasonably available considering technological and economic feasibility. The cabinet may require technology that has been applied to similar, but not necessarily identical source categories. In the absence of a standard specified in these administrative regulations, all major air contaminant sources shall as a minimum apply control procedures that are reasonable, available, and practical. Nothing in these administrative regulations is intended to permit a practice which is in violation of a statute, ordinance, or administrative regulation. These administrative regulations shall be complementary to each other, and to other administrative regulations adopted by the cabinet. If a provision of these administrative regulations or the application thereof to a person or circumstance is held to be invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or application of another part of these administrative regulations and to this end each provision of these administrative regulations and the various applications thereof are declared to be severable. Except as provided by 401 KAR 50:055, nothing in these administrative regulations shall allow a source to remove control equipment or discontinue procedures previously required in a nonattainment area to achieve the national ambient air quality standards until a state implementation plan containing different requirements has been approved by the U.S. EPA. For the purpose of applying the definition of modification, an increase in the amount of an air pollutant shall be determined as in 40 CFR 60.14.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Candy Montgomery
Department Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Division Division for Air Quality
Address 200 Fair Oaks Ln., 1st Floor
Place Frankfort, Kentucky
Zip/Postal Code 40601
Phone 502-564-3999
Fax 502-564-4666

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

Authority 1: Kentucky Administrative Regulations Title 41 Chapter 50
Date Effective 2007-08-09