DCA Floodplains, Streams and Wetlands Workshop a Big Draw

IMG_1085 editThe Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance hosted a very successful Floodplains, Streams and Wetlands Compliance Workshop on April 13, 2016.

More than 70 people participated, including representatives from local governments, environmental consultants, civil and environmental engineers, the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection employees.

Attendees received an overview of Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Permits, CWA 401 Water Quality Certification, and Floodplain Stream Construction Programs. The workshop provided a general understanding of potential IMG_1072 editapplicability and requirements in order to avoid regulatory compliance issues. Topics included programs, regulations, compliance requirements and permits associated with activities conducted in or along a stream, floodplain or wetland. Some of these activities may include stream alteration or relocation, small impoundments of water, dredging or filling, working with dams, bridges or culverts, or building residential and commercial buildings.

Speakers included representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Ky. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Ky. University, and the Division of Water.

For more details on the speakers or topics covered, the agenda can be found here.

Additional events hosted by the Division of Compliance Assistance are provided at dca.ky.gov.