Source Reduction Assistance Awarded to DCA

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) has received a Source Reduction Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund its KY EXCEL: Get the Green Ball Rolling project. The project will facilitate source reduction by reducing the generation of pollution within Kentucky’s collegiate and high school sporting events sector. Sporting events and sporting venues utilize water and energy resources and can be generators of large amounts of waste. The project will assist participating entities to reduce their overall environmental impacts. Continue reading

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The Kentucky Division of Air Quality’s 2014 Annual Report

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 annual report, which details the division’s mission, function, and commitment to protecting human health and the environment.

Kentucky’s continued trend of air quality improvement is evident in the charts found in the Technical Services Branch section of this report.  These achievements are only obtained through:

  • developing effective regulations and control strategies by the Program Planning Branch;
  • issuing appropriate permits containing all applicable requirements by the Permit Review Branch; and
  • inspecting sources of air emissions and enforcing emission limitations by the Field Operations Branch.

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Phase I Assessments Critical in All Non-Residential Property Transfers

It happens more than you’d think. After keysyears of operations, a company leaves town and donates a property to a local economic development office or local government. Or someone with an eye for buying low and adding value gets a “steal of a deal” on a property with abounding possibilities.

So how could these efforts turn out badly? After all, both hold the prospects of improving a local economy, adding jobs and improving tax base for a property that may be underutilized or on its way to becoming vacant Continue reading

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Coal General Permit Training Scheduled

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) will host training sessions for new coal general permits and the application process. The training sessions will be held on four dates, beginning on Oct. 2, and in four locations. For a list of dates, times and locations for this training, click here. Please note that the reservation form must be completed and returned at least two days in advance of the session you plan to attend. Continue reading

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Current Job Openings at the Department for Environmental Protection

If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and have a passion for public service, we encourage you to apply for the vacancy’s found on the DEP Careers Page. You can view additional information about these jobs or apply for any of the job openings listed on the site by clicking the link for each position. Questions regarding a specific position should be directed to the agency contact listed on the position detail page.

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Gov. Beshear Proclaims September ‘Disaster Preparedness Month’

Division of Water can help with preparedness planning

Governor Steve Beshear has declared September “Disaster Preparedness Month” in Kentucky. The theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” As communities begin preparing for America’s PrepareAthon! on Sept. 30, the Division of Water (DOW) reminds Kentuckians that DOW is a resource that can help them prepare for the next emergency or natural disaster.

Kentucky is prone to natural hazards such as flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes and landslides, and DOW plays an important role in helping citizens and communities prepare for these emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. The DOW administers much of Kentucky’s critical water infrastructure, such as drinking water systems, wastewater treatment plants, dams, water supplies and flood management. Many of these programs’ actions directly support the National Preparedness Month activities.  Continue reading

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SNIPS

SNIPSNot all news needs to be covered through an extended article. But it is still
important that you know about activities and decisions that may affect your business, communities and families. To help keep you informed, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) routinely compiles a short listing of state and federal topics that we affectionately call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or envhelp@ky.gov. Continue reading

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