Compliance Reminders

CR 23-03 - Aerosol cans were recently added as a category recognized under the Universal Waste Rule

To assist in compliance with this regulatory status as Universal Waste(link is external), aerosol cans should be requested for pick-up through E-Trax(link is external) and labeled as “Universal Waste - Aerosol Cans” along with the date.   Aerosol cans must not be disposed through the regular trash.

CR 23-02 - Liquids are prohibited from being disposed of in regular trash. Used paint should be recycled or submit through etrax for disposal. 

The University’s MS4 Permit only allows clean water discharges into the stormwater system. Proper waste and dumpster management can reduce or eliminate contaminants from polluting stormwater. Waste containers should be leak free and covered to prevent spills and leaching of pollutants. If a spill does occur, proper clean up methods should be utilized to prevent an illicit discharge to the storm sewer. See our Training page(link is external) for information regarding available training and recommended best management practices for additional activities that have the potential to impact stormwater.

CR 23-01 - The annual operating time limits for the emergency generator engines are specific to the different situations the engine operates under.

UK can operate each engine:

  • for an unlimited amount of time under emergency situations;
  • < 100 total hours per year for non-emergency situations such as maintenance and testing;
  • < 50 total hours per year in other non-emergency situations (which counts towards the above 100-hour limit).

CR 22-01 - UK demonstrates air quality compliance through various reports compiled by UK Environmental Quality Management (EQM).

The UK air quality permit requires monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting of parameters used to verify that permitted equipment is operated and maintained to minimize emissions into the air.  EQM constantly reviews data necessary to compile reports submitted quarterly, semi-annually, and annually to State and Federal Regulatory Agencies.

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 21-02 - 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.