New Resource Available for Farms Using Distillers Grain

Distilleries in Kentucky make 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, as well as a variety of other spirits. Distilling spirits requires the use of many different grains, including corn, wheat, rye, and barley.

After the grain is used in the distillation process, it is left over as a by-product. Distilleries often work with farmers to use the leftover grain as a livestock feed. Since the distillery industry has grown quickly over the past few years, there is much more distillers grains available than in the recent past.

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“Creating a Green Footprint” Workshop Coming to Lexington in April

If you have ever wondered how you, your business or your community could reduce greenhouse gas emissions daily, there is a workshop designed for you. KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, has organized a free “Creating a Green Footprint Workshop” to be held on April 26, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.

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Brownfield Assistance Open House Scheduled for April 7

The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program invites communities and those interested in brownfield redevelopment to an open house event that can assist you with your current and future projects.

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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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