Free Intro to Grant Writing and Community Revitalization Workshops Available Across the State

Each year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases a call for proposals for Brownfield Cleanup and Assessment Grants to assist communities in doing an inventory, making assessments, remediating and getting environmentally impaired properties back into reuse.

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Registration opens for Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment

Event to be held Sept. 21-22 in Lexington

(FRANKFORT, Ky. Aug. 15, 2016) – Registration is now open for the annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment to be held Sept. 21-22, 2016, at the Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington.

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Workbook for Dry Cleaner Compliance Available Online

The Kentucky Dry Cleaning Environmental Workbook http://dca.ky.gov/Pages/ResourceDocuments.aspx. has been newly updated for 2016.  The workbook provides guidance for dry cleaners on how to stay in compliance with Kentucky air, water and waste permits and requirements.

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Gov. Matt Bevin Announces Refunds of $179,900 to Coal Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that fiscal courts in 33 counties will receive refunds totaling $179,900 from mining permit and acreage fees.

The Department for Natural Resources collects mining permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of the fees to coal-producing counties for projects that the fiscal courts deem beneficial to their communities.

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Special Meeting Notice: Lead in Drinking Water Workgroup to Meet Aug. 17

FRANKFORT, KY (Aug. 5, 2016) – The Lead in Drinking Water Workgroup will meet Aug. 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Kentucky Division of Water Building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Grant Application for Illegal Dump and Litter Abatement Programs Sought by Division of Waste Management

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for two of its signature programs, illegal dump cleanup and the cleanup of litter along public roads.

“These grant programs provide much-needed funding to local governments,” said EEC Secretary Charles Snavely. “The illegal open dump program has been very successful, cleaning up 2365 illegal dump sites since its inception in 2006.

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July Issue of the Marketplace Available Online

The Marketplace

The July, 2016 issue of the Marketplace is available for download on the Division of Waste Management website.

In this month’s issue, rubber-modified asphalt grants are announced and the recycling markets are discussed.

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