State Energy and Environment Cabinet Announces Grants to Cleanup Illegal Dumps

Funds will eliminate 102 illegal dumps in 20 counties

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that $876,730 in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 102 illegal dumps in 20 counties across the Commonwealth.

“Illegal dumping is a major problem that raises significant concerns with regard to safety,
property values and quality of life in our communities,” said EEC Secretary Len Peters. “It is a major economic burden on local governments that are typically responsible for cleaning up dump sites.” 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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On Dec. 17, 2014, EPA published in the Federal Register its proposed revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone

The EPA is proposing to revise the primary ozone standard to a level within the range of 0.065 to 0.070 parts per million (ppm), and to revise the secondary standard to within the range of 0.065 to 0.070 ppm.

Written comments on this proposed rule must be received by March 17, 2015. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2008–0699, to the EPA by one of the following methods: Continue reading

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New Issue of UST Quarterly Now Available

The most recent issue of the UST Quarterly is USTnow 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

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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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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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