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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Division of Water lifts Harmful Algal Bloom Advisory for six Kentucky Lakes

Division of Water advises lake users to continue to use caution

Sampling conducted by the Division of Water (DOW) in October found that cyanobacteria cell counts in several Kentucky lakes with user advisories relating to harmful algal blooms (HABs) were below 100,000 cells/mL. The DOW is removing the “caution” advisory for Beaver Lake (Anderson Co.), Greenbrier Creek Reservoir (Montgomery County), Guist Creek Lake (Shelby Co.), Long Run Lake and McNeely Lake (Jefferson Co.), and Reformatory Lake (Oldham Co.). However, as HABs can disappear and recur over a fairly short period the DOW continues to advise people using all natural waters to observe the conditions of the water and avoid contact with waters that appear to have harmful algae growth or other conditions that may indicate contamination of that water. Continue reading

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FY 2015 EPA Brownfield Grant Guidance Announced—Due Dec. 19, 2014

Have a blighted property? Got properties with a questionable environmental history? Chances are you have brownfields. Brownfields are properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to contamination or the perception of contamination. They include a variety of sites, including abandoned schools and hospitals, former factories, mine-scarred lands, gas stations and dry cleaning sites. The good news is there are resources out there to assist communities, nonprofits and quasi-governmental agencies assess and remediate their problem properties, allowing communities to get those properties back into productive reuse. 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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DEP adds to leadership team with appointment of four new Assistant Directors

The Department for Environmental Protection is pleased to announce the appointments of four assistant directors.  These veteran employees fill vacant positions located in the Division for Air Quality, The Division of Water, the Division of Compliance Assistance, and the Division of Environmental Program Support.  Continue reading

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The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

     TheThe Marketplace

MARKETPLACE

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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