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following is a list of the positions we are seeking to fill with qualified candidates who have a passion for public service. 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. Continue reading
Mark your calendar! On Thursday, March 20, Herb Petitjean, from the Division of Compliance Assistance’s (DCA) Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program, will be on a panel at the fifth annual Go Green Save Green Workshop in Lexington, Ky. The panel’s topic is “Funding for Land Recycling – Turning a Community Eyesore Into a Community Asset.” Since every community has brownfields or sites that are abandoned or possibly contaminated, it is important for communities to know how to find the funding to clean up and redevelop these sites for productive reuse. DCA’s KY EXCEL Coordinator, John Eisiminger, will also be on hand as an exhibitor for the event. Continue reading
Kentucky’s assistant secretary for climate policy, John Lyons, was interviewed by CN2 reporter Ryan Alessi concerning the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s positions on proposed EPA greenhouse gas emission standards as they relate to coal-power generating plants across the nation. As Lyons tells Alessi, the EPA should not impose a “one-size-fits-all” approach when developing the emission standards.
New Regulations Make it Easier to Reuse Property and Create Jobs in the Commonwealth
The Brownfield Redevelopment Program can provide a boost to economies of both small and large communities. It helps get vacant properties back into productive reuse and can be a stimulus for jobs and generating tax revenue. Photo: Virginia Lewis
“This is now, in my opinion, the most aggressive state program in the United States to spur redevelopment and reuse of brownfields,” said Shawn Cecil, of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Commissioner’s Office. “The department is proactively looking for ways to encourage property redevelopment and reuse, and all the good that comes with it. In this case, we’re looking to bring industry to vacant and underused properties as well as jobs to the state.”
This property (see picture) in Versailles, Ky., was the first to change hands under the new provisions of HB 465. Continue reading
Interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection? The following is a list of the positions we are seeking to fill with qualified candidates who have a passion for public service. 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. Continue reading
The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) Environmental Assistance Branch teamed up with the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) to provide a one-day workshop and two webinars to assist facilities with understanding the new air quality area source boiler rule put out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of the workshop and webinars was to help facilities determine if they are subject to the new rule, assist with any reporting requirements and provide guidance on the emission limitations, tune-up and energy assessment compliance requirements outlined in the rule.
If you missed the workshop and webinars in January, and your facility has a boiler that burns biomass, oil or coal and you are not sure what you need to do to be in compliance, you can view one or both of the webinars here: Area Source Boiler Rule Webinar videos. Continue reading
Not 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 email@example.com.
● EPA Revises PermittingGuidance forUsing Diesel Fuel in Oiland Gas Hydraulic Fracturing – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. The EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic fracturing operations from the requirement to obtain a UIC permit, except in cases where diesel fuel is used as a fracturing fluid. Continue reading