Chapter 53 Ambient Air Quality (Kentucky)

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Place Kentucky

Applies to States or Provinces Kentucky
Name Chapter 53 Ambient Air Quality (Kentucky)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Safety and Operational Guidelines
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

Information Source,


Kentucky Administrative Regulation Chapter 53, entitled Ambient Air Quality, is promulgated under the authority of the Division of Air Quality within the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department for Environmental Protection. Chapter 53 sets the air quality standards for pollutants regulated under the federally mandated Clean Air Act. The purpose of the primary ambient air quality standards is to define levels of air quality that the cabinet judges are necessary, with an adequate margin of safety, to protect the public health. Secondary ambient air quality standards define levels of air quality which the cabinet judges necessary to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects of a pollutant. Chapter 53 implements the federal standard for all air pollutants and requires that Within sixty (60) days of promulgation or revision of any ambient air quality standard by the U.S. EPA, the cabinet shall initiate proceedings to promulgate or review this administrative regulation in conformance with the federal ambient air quality standards.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Candy Montgomery
Department Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Division Division for Air Quality
Address 200 Fair Oaks Ln., 1st Floor, Frankfort, KY, 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 401, Chapter 52
Date Effective 2007-08-09