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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Air Permitting and Compliance Workshop Registration Open

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) will host an Air Permitting and Compliance Workshop Feb. 8 in Frankfort at the DEP Training Center at 300 Sower Blvd. The workshop will educate attendees about air regulations and permitting so they understand and can comply with their environmental regulations. Speakers from DCA and the Division for Air Quality (DAQ) will be explaining how to obtain an air quality permit and follow the requirements of the permit.

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Kentucky Environmental Protection eForms – Update

In December, Kentucky’s Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that submitting eForms would soon require a user account through Kentucky OneStop Business Portal. For more information regarding this change, please see the Naturally Connected blog post from Dec. 14, 2017.

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Kentucky Environmental Protection eForm Submissions to Change in New Year

Major changes are coming Jan. 17 to Kentucky’s Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) eForms.

Access to the forms and how to submit them are changing to an account-based web application due to federal requirements under the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR). Under the rule, DEP is required to provide identity-proofing of the individuals who electronically submit files and data to our agency.

What does this mean for you?

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ACC/SAMR Reporting Deadlines and Learning Opportunities Announced

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is offering educational opportunities and guidance on Annual Compliance Certifications (ACCs) and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports (SAMRs), which are due on Jan. 30, 2017.

DCA will be hosting an Air Compliance Reporting Workshop on Jan. 10, 2017. The morning session of this workshop will consist of presentations designed to help attendees complete forms, gain an understanding of calculations required for reporting and explain compliance conditions detailed in the facility’s permit.

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Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance 2016 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. Last year we celebrated the Decade of Difference, the 10th anniversary of DCA. We reflected over the accomplishments and considered the future of the division. This year, we are putting that reflection into motion. Our Excellence in Motion shows how our actions reflect our mission. DCA provides services that increase environmental knowledge and change behaviors. DCA improves regulatory compliance, achieves exceptional performance and enhances the quality of Kentucky’s environment and communities by:  Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance 2016 Annual Report Available Online”

Environmental Assistance Workshop to Be Held in Owensboro

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is hosting an Environmental Assistance Workshop in Owensboro, on Dec. 8. The workshop will assist regulated facilities in understanding and complying with environmental regulations. Speakers from the Division for Air Quality, Division of Water, Division of Waste Management and DCA will be covering common permits and authorizations issued by the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP).

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