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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Save the Date for Midwest Residential Energy Conference

midwest-energy-picSave the date!  The year 2017 marks the ninth year for the Midwest Residential Energy Conference.  The Midwest Residential Energy Conference promotes energy efficient home performance through the education of building science principals.

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Water Resources Board to Meet Oct. 31

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2016) – The Kentucky Water Resources Board will meet Oct. 31, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Training Room C, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Oil and Gas Workgroup to Meet Oct. 11

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2016) The OIL and GAS WORKGROUP will meet from 9 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 in the first floor conference/training room A, at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

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Long Lane Residents Offered Relocation While Work Continues at Site

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection today offered residents of Long Lane in Mt. Sterling an opportunity to temporarily relocate from their homes for an expected period of 90 days while work continues to remediate soil with elevated arsenic levels on some properties.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Public Health Watch Issued for Boltz Lake in Grant County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2Boltz Watch Map 2, 2016) – The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has issued a harmful algal bloom (HAB) recreational public health watch  for Boltz Lake, located in Grant County, Ky. near Dry Ridge.  The recreational public health watch area includes the entire lake.

Water ingested during recreational activities in this lake may increase the risk of gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Skin, eye and throat irritation and/or breathing difficulties may also occur after contact.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Announces Two Top Appointments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 28, 2016) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of two top officials in the Energy and Environment Cabinet. R. Bruce Scott, currently the commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection, has been appointed as the deputy secretary of the EEC Cabinet. Aaron Keatley, currently deputy commissioner of the Department for Environment Protection, has been appointed as DEP Commissioner.

Both appointments take effect immediately.

“The Energy and Environment Cabinet, as well as its Department for Environmental Protection, are agencies that require highly trained individuals to deal with complex environmental issues,” Cabinet Secretary Snavely said.

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