Joint Subcommittee of Drinking Water Advisory Council and Wastewater Advisory Council to Meet Feb. 20

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Education and Workforce Development Joint Subcommittee of the Drinking Water Advisory Council and Wastewater Advisory Council will be meeting on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky.

The group will discuss development of a Succession Planning brochure for local decision makers and review internship programs in other states.

Additional information is available at http://eec.kentucky.gov

 

Total Maximum Daily Load Approved for Pond Creek Watershed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved its review of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for E coli, pH, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Nickel and Zinc, 54 Pollutant-Waterbody Cominations on 25 stream segments in the Pond Creek Watershed in early Feb.

You can find the link to the entire TMDL report here.

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Division of Waste Management Requests Applications for Crumb Rubber and Tire-Derived Products Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires. This grant has been used to fund crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.

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Toxic Release Totals Continue to Decline

Analysis of data from the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) shows a continued downward statewide trend in toxic pollutants entering Kentucky’s environment. With continued reduction in reported releases, the potential impact on communities that may be disproportionately impacted has also decreased.

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Department for Environmental Protection Recognizes Employee Contributions to Environmental Protection

Every year the Department for Environmental Protection honors employees who have gone above and beyond their job titles and duties to protect the environment, educate the public and ensure Kentucky is using and preserving its natural resources in a responsible manner.

Last Monday, Environmental Protection Commissioner Aaron Keatley, Dep. Commissioner Tony Hatton Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely honored 19 individual employees and six teams with outstanding service to the environment.

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Nationwide Permits to Be Renewed by Division of Water

Every five years, the United States Army Corps’ of Engineers (USACE) issues a series of general Nationwide Permits (NWPs) to authorize federal permitted activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

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KY EXCEL Members Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewards were honored Jan. 25 by the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) at the 2017 KY EXCEL Member Celebration in Lexington, Ky.

KY EXCEL offiimg_1950cials of the Ky. Dept. for Environmental Protection recognized the hard work and environmental achievements that allKY EXCEL members have accomplished in 2016, and over the past 10 years.

The evening was filled with networking opportunities, chances to see what other environmental leaders are doing with the state, highlights of KY EXCEL accomplishments and a tour of the event’s host, the Locust Trace AgriScience Center. The tour featured all that makes this facility “green.”

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