Entrance to the Former Federal Mogul Property Photo by Christopher Jung
The Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DMW) is currently coordinating ongoing studies and cleanup efforts at the former Federal Mogul facility located in Scottsville, Ky., in Allen County. This study stems from the historical releases of solvents that were in use since 1964 by the former occupant, Scotscraft Incorporated, to manufacture curtain rods. Scotscraft discontinued its process in 1982. Continue reading
The most recent issue of the UST Quarterly is now available for download at http://waste.ky.gov/ust/USTQuarterly. The UST Quarterly is focused on aiding underground storage tank (UST) owners, operators, contractors and companies with timely information regarding the regulatory aspects of owning and managing USTs and the cleanup of UST-related contamination. Continue reading
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.
See ways the Kentucky Division of Waste Management worked to serve the people of the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014). This annual report includes highlights and accomplishments for the following branches within the division:
- Solid Waste Branch
- Recycling and Local Assistance Branch
- Hazardous Waste Branch
- Field Operations Branch
- Underground Storage Tank Branch
- Superfund Branch
- Program Planning and Administration Branch
Members of the Kentucky Distillers Association and others in Kentucky’s distilling industry shared ideas and information at a Sustainable Spirits Summit that was held July 14, 2014, at Jim Beam-Clermont. During this summit, DCA presented the final draft of the best management practices document that’s been in the works for over a year. Distillery representatives were given the opportunity to review the document and recommend any changes before publication. Continue reading
The Energy and Environment Cabinet is hosting its annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Oct. 7-8 at the Lexington Convention Center. This year’s program highlights hot topics of our day including federally proposed pollution rules, Kentucky’s infrastructure challenges, and urban forestry and reforestation. Attendees also will hear from local community leaders who are engaging in innovative environmental practices, along with nonprofit and business leaders who are going above and beyond regulatory requirements and implementing energy and environmental conservation initiatives that make good business sense.
The conference includes an exhibit hall for vendors wishing to display energy and environment-related products and services. Vendors and attendees may register and pay online: http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/conference.aspx.
This year’s conference adds two free tours the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. Attendees can choose between a tour of the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and Kentucky American Water.
CAER investigates energy technologies to improve the environment. Researchers contribute to technically-sound policies related to fossil and renewable energy. Tour participants will learn about coal beneficiation, utilization, and conversion process technologies; fuel use; coal combustion by-products; engineered fuels; derivation of high added-value materials and chemicals; and renewable energy such as biofuels and bioenergy, electrochemistry, solar energy and environmental remediation. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uk-center-for-applied-energy-research-tour-tickets-12931401169.
Kentucky American Water will offer three tours of its water treatment plant. Each tour will focus on the process of providing potable water and how KAW is working to improve the energy efficiency of water treatment as well how KAW supports community and environmental projects. To register for this tour, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kentucky-american-water-tour-tickets-12974682625.
For additional conference information, contact Ricki Gardenhire at 502-564-5525.
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 these jobs. You can view additional information about these jobs or apply for any of the job openings listed below 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. Continue reading