The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

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For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available
for download
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The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. 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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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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The Business Case for Environmental Stewardship

Last week, two KY EXCEL member representatives had the opportunity to talk about their environmental successes during a session at the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, which was held in Lexington. KY EXCEL members Kim Harmon, Environmental Manager at Heaven Hill Distilleries, and R.J. Dyrdek, Energy Manager at Fort Knox Army Base, spoke at the Business Case for Environmental Stewardship session.

KY EXCEL is Kentucky’s voluntary environmental leadership program for individuals, businesses and organizations wanting to make a contribution to improving Kentucky’s environment. Continue reading

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Larry Taylor has been appointed Director of the Division of Compliance Assistance

The Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of one of our veteran staff into a key leadership position.

Effective October 16, 2014, Larry Taylor Taylor Hypoxia Photohas been appointed Director of the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA).  Larry replaces Julia Kays the former DCA director who retired at the end of August after spending her entire career with the Department for Environmental Protection.

Mr. Taylor has 20 years of experience in the Department for Environmental Protection. Mr. Taylor began working for the department in 1994 and spent the first 9 years in the Division of Environmental Services where he played a vital role reviewing human and ecological risk assessments and advising departmental staff on corrective action that is protective of human health and the environment.  Continue reading

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Fort Knox Has a Treasure Other Than Gold

Since there are nearly 200 members of KY EXCEL, the Commonwealth’s voluntary environmental leadership program that is located in the Department for Environmental Protection, the program has more than 200 ongoing projects at any given time. Projects are chosen by the individual members and are as diverse as the members themselves. From recycling at home and work to planting rain gardens to minimizing air emissions to conserving water and energy, each member has the opportunity to make a difference in protecting our environment. Sometimes that difference is unusual and directly affects wildlife, which is true of one of the KY EXCEL projects undertaken by program member Fort Knox. Continue reading

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Division of Environmental Program Support Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2014 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to support the mission of the Department for Environmental Protection by:

  • Managing all of the administrative functions of the department including budgeting, human resources, facilities, vehicle fleet and information technology;
  • Providing analytical laboratory services; and
  • Managing the Environmental Response Team for response to environmental emergencies.

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