Compliance Reminders


CR 21-04 - UK must receive State approval before constructing any operation that would emit an impurity into the air.

The Clean Air Act requires businesses to address emissions released into the air, measure their quantity, and have a permit which details allowable emissions and the monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements of the emissions.  All stationary air emission sources owned and operated at UK’s Main Campus are contained in a construction and operating permit issued the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.


CR 21-03 - It is required that all containers of hazardous waste be labeled with the words “Hazardous Waste” clearly visible.

All hazardous waste containers must be properly labeled with the words "Hazardous Waste" and must have the hazards clearly identified and, further, it is a UK requirement to also note the contents of the waste on the container.  Abbreviations or chemical formulas are not acceptable, the name of the constituents must be writttn out and must be in English.  To learn more about this subject review Section 3.0 of the Hazardous Waste Basics Manual.


CR 21-02 - It is not permitted to discharge vehicle or equipment wash water into a stormwater drain or inlet.

UK's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit prohibits discharges of anything that is not composed entirely of stormwater. As an MS4, the UK is required to prohibit discharges of non-stormwater as well as detect and eliminate any discharges that occur.  Known as Illicit Discharges, these pollutants travel through the storm sewer system and enter our lakes and streams.  To learn more about these discharges, including how to identify and report them, visit our Illicit Discharges page.


CR 21-01 - It is unlawful for any person to knowingly release or dispose of refrigerant into the environment.

It is unlawful for any person, in the course of maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of an appliance or industrial process containing refrigeration, to knowingly release or dispose of any ozone-depleting substance (ODS) or non-exempt ODS substitutes including blends and mixtures into the environment.  Further, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly release an ODS or a non-exempt ODS substitute refrigerant including blends and mixtures after it is recovered from an appliance. To learn more about this issue, visit our refrigerant management Restrictions page.