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Division of Water

Division of Water
Water Quality Standards

KRS 224.10-100 requires the Cabinet to develop and conduct a comprehensive program for the management of water resources and the prevention, abatement, and control of water pollution.  401 KAR 10:001, 10:026, 10:029, 10:030, and 10:031 establish procedures to protect the surface waters of the Commonwealth, and thus manage water resources and prevent water pollution. 

The regulations can be found 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.
Triennial Review

For Kentucky to maintain its delegation authority of the NPDES permit program, the Clean Water Act requires that Kentucky review its water quality standards every three years and comply with the programmatic requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 131. Chapter 10 of the administrative regulations may be amended as part of each Triennial Review to reflect the latest scientific developments, correct references to Kentucky statutes, and make technical grammatical changes that comply with current regulatory requirements.


 2018 Triennial Review Files


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