Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Strategic Operational Plan Approved for Fiscal Year 2018

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2018 strategic operational plan.

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Calls for Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2017) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 19-20 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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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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Energy and Environment Cabinet Signs Agreed Order with Blue Ridge Landfill Owner Regarding Unpermitted Landfill Waste

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that it has signed an Agreed Order with Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. (Blue Ridge) that has both remedial and penalty provisions regarding the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) that was illegally brought there in 2015.

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Kentucky Division of Enforcement 2016 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Enforcement (DENF) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2016 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to promote a fair, firm and consistent approach to gaining compliance through the resolution of enforcement cases through:  Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Enforcement 2016 Annual Report Available Online”

Notice of Violation Sent to Blue Ridge Landfill and Cease and Desist Letter sent to Advanced TENORM after Investigation Finds Improper Disposal of Radioactive Waste

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2016) – Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely  announced today a Notice of Violation containing four violations against Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. in Estill County, KY after an investigation found the landfill accepted low-level radioactive waste commonly known as TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material).

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Kentucky Division of Enforcement 2015 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Enforcement (DENF) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2015 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to promote a fair, firm and consistent approach to gaining compliance through the resolution of enforcement cases through:

  • Conducting administrative conferences;
  • Issuing Notices of Violation and Letters of Warning;
  • Negotiating civil penalties and Supplemental Environmental Projects;
  • Issuing Agreements in Principle, Demand Letters, and Agreed Orders;
  • Where agreements cannot be reached, referral to Cabinet legal representatives for formal hearings and legal action; and
  • Monitoring compliance with these agreements and orders including completion of remedial actions and collection of penalties.

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