Department for Natural Resources Honors Outstanding Employees

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The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources honored its 2017 outstanding employees on Thursday, April 19, 2018 with an awards ceremony.

Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely and Natural Resources Commissioner John Small honored the following outstanding employees with commemorative plaques:

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Compliance Workshops from Division for Compliance Assistance Announced

Need help understanding environmental regulations and requirements? The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA), in partnership with Divisions of Air, Water and Waste, will be hosting a series of one-day environmental workshops in Frankfort, Ky. to help those who need to learn the basics or just want a refresher on regulatory expectations. These introductory-level workshops focus on assisting and educating regulated facilities, consultants, business owners, local governments and other environmental professionals about air, waste and water regulations.

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Building Operator Certification Comes to Kentucky

You can help your company or organization save money by taking your energy management skills to the next level through the Building Operator Certification® program.  The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) are pleased to announce that the Building Operator Certification® (BOC) program is coming to Kentucky!

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Division of Waste Management Announces $4,000 Grants Available from the Waste Tire Trust Fund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2018) – Kentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 in waste tire recycling and removal grants from money that is available through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

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Coal Education Grant Applications Now Available

The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that provide public education on coal energy and coal related issues.

Applicants who are Kentucky non-profit organizations or public or private post-secondary educational institutions having qualifications and experience in successfully conducting such programs are eligible to apply.

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KY EXCEL Announces Field Trip to Star Hill Farm and Maker’s Mark Distillery

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, and Maker’s Mark Distillery invite you to join us on May 22, 2018 for a field trip to Maker’s Mark Distillery’s Star Hill Farm.  This field trip is a great interactive learning and networking opportunity for all who engage in or wish to engage in environmental leadership.

Environmental professionals/educators, non-profits, local governments, manufacturing/industry representatives and others are invited to participate.

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EPA Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Regulations Regarding Aerosol Cans

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently taking public comments on the proposal to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to those “universal wastes” regulated under title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 273. Comments must be received on or before May 15, 2018.

Please submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-OLEM-2017-0463, at

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