§11-23-01 - Purpose.

§11-23-01 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish a state underground injection control (UIC) program in order to protect the quality of the state's underground sources of drinking water (USDW) from pollution by subsurface disposal of fluids. Toward this end, conditions are specified to govern the location, construction and operation of injection wells so that injected fluids do not migrate and pollute USDW. This chapter establishes minimum standards and counties are not precluded from establishing more stringent standards.

         [Eff. 7/5/84; am and comp NOV 12 1992 ) (Auth: KRS §340E-2) (Imp: HRS §340E-2, 40 CFR §144.1)

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