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The Division of Water (DOW) administrative regulations are contained in Title 401 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR).
Effective KPDES Regulations are specific to 401 KAR Chapter 5.
Drinking Water Regulations are specific to 401 KAR Chapter 8.
The regulations contained on the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) web site are not official versions. Pursuant to KRS 13A.050, the Kentucky Administrative Regulations Service shall constitute the official state publication of administrative regulations. The official versions are contained in the Kentucky Administrative Regulations Service and in the monthly Administrative Register of Kentucky. For information on how to subscribe to these publications, please contact the LRC at 502-564-8100, ext. 564.
Regulations in Process
Promulgation is the formal process of putting an administrative regulation into effect. The document below, prepared by the Division of Water, is an informal interpretation of the process for promulgating administrative regulations, as governed by KRS Chapter 13A. It is not a complete legal interpretation of the statute. KRS Chapter 13A is available through the website of the LRC.
RegulationPromulgationProcess.pdf [PDF 134KB]
Documents related to regulations currently in the promulgation process are located below. The official version of proposed administrative regulations will be available on the website of the LRC.
There are no pending regulations at this time.
View Comments on Federal Regulations
KY comments re Direct Hydro Connection 5-18-18.pdf
DOW - Aluminum - 9-26-2017.pdf
DOW - DW Six Year Review - 3-13-2017.pdf
DOW - USACE Reservoirs - 5-15-2017.pdf
DOW - WQC for Micro and Cyl 3-16-2017.pdf
DOW - MS4 Remand - 3-19-2016.pdf
DOW - NPDES Updates 8-1-2016.pdf
DOW - USACE NWP Renewal - 7-26-2016.pdf
DOW - 2016 IR Memo - 7-9-2015.pdf
DOW - EReporting - 1-28-2015.pdf
DOW - Selenium - 9-23-2015.pdf
DOW - Selenium - 6-12-2014.pdf
DOW - WOTUS - 11-14-2014.pdf
12-30-13 Goodmann ltr to EPA (WQSs).pdf
DOW - Conductivity - 9-1-2010.pdf
If you wish to comment on pending regulations, please email comments
Surface water quality standards can be found in Chapter 10 on the Legislative Research Commission Web site.
401 KAR 10:001 Definitions for 401 KAR Chapter 10.401 KAR 10:026 Designation of uses of surface waters.401 KAR 10:029 General provisions.401 KAR 10:030 Antidegradation policy implementation methodology.401 KAR 10:031 Surface water standards
Learn more about the management of Designated Uses.
Review procedure and control measures that addresses Division of Water's operations.
Learn more about Special-Use habitats.
View the Triennial Review that reflects the latest scientific developments, references to Kentucky statutes, and changes that comply with current regulatory requirements.