Division for Air Quality Shares Best Practices with Mongolian Visitors on Cross-cultural Tour

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) was delighted to host some international visitors recently – all the way from Mongolia! Their visit was part of a cross-cultural tour of American cities to learn best practices in air monitoring and pollution prevention at the state level.

The visit was made possible by the U.S. Dept. of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and was organized by the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Kentucky & Southern Indiana.  Members of the Mongolian delegation included:

  • Nyamdavaa Shagdar, Sr. Officer of the Environmental Monitoring Department, Nat’l. Agency for Meteorology & Environment Monitoring of Mongolia;
  • Narmandakh Luvsandorj, Information Technology and Public Affairs Officer, Air Quality Agency of Ulaanbaatar
  • Erdenetsogt Jamiyansuren, Board Chair, Mongolian National Committee on Green Development and Clean Technology

To read more about our visitors, click here.

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2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Video Online

If you missed part or all of the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, or just want to experience it again, now is your chance to read about it, or to see it all, session by session on video through the Cabinet’s website.

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The Kentucky Division of Air Quality’s 2017 Annual Report now Available

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 annual report (http://air.ky.gov/Division%20Reports/2017%20ANNUAL%20REPORT.pdf), which details the division’s mission, function and commitment to protecting human health and the environment.

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Energy’s Future, Gov. Bevin Headline Final Day of Governor’s Conference in Lexington

Day Two of the 41st annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment saw both the theoretical, the practical and a call to action by Gov. Matt Bevin to close out the sessions.

More than 200 people then attended the awards luncheon at the Lexington Convention Center at which 10 awards were given out to those individuals or businesses honored for preserving and enhancing this beautiful state of ours through energy efficiency, soil conservation, mine land reclamation, farmland stewardship or innovation.

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41st Annual Governor’s Conference Wraps Day One

Day one of the 41st Annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment began Thursday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. with a welcome by Cabinet Secretary CharlesSnavely at the Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY.

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Kentucky Division of Air Quality Engineers Design Award-Winning Solution to Track Industrial Emissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2017) – The Division of Air Quality announced today that it had won national recognition for developing a labor-saving tool for anticipating potential industrial air emissions.

DAQ Award
Stuart Spencer, (center) 2018 AAPCA President, presents the Best Practice Award to Ben Matar (left) and Melissa Duff (right) of the Kentucky Division for Air Quality.

Dubbed the Pollutants of Concern or “POC” Table, the new process won a Best Practices Award from the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA). It has attracted attention from air agencies across the country.

The award was presented Sept. 21, 2017 at the 2017 AAPCA Fall business meeting in Raleigh, N.C.  The POC table received the highest score of all submissions from the 20 AAPCA member states. AAPCA is a national organization representing more than 40 state and local air agencies, and senior officials from 20 state environmental agencies currently sit on the AAPCA Board of Directors.

“This new tool was developed by our own engineers,” said DAQ director Sean Alteri.  “In essence, it is an extremely sophisticated calculator that utilizes Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic. The POC Table also allows us to track changes in a facility’s air permit over time, which enables faster turnaround when a facility expands and has to modify its permit.”

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Requests to Opt-Out of Reformulated Gasoline Requirements in Northern Kentucky

Frankfort, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2017) – –Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely has formally requested approval from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to opt out of the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties of Kentucky.

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