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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Public comment sought on Beech Creek Amendment TMDL of Pond Creek Bacteria, pH and Metals TMDL

Comment Period Ends August 7, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 7, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comments until August 7, 2017 on a draft amendment Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) addressing copper impairment on the Beech Creek 0.0 to 3.9 located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Continue reading “Public comment sought on Beech Creek Amendment TMDL of Pond Creek Bacteria, pH and Metals TMDL”

Brownfields for Bankers Workshop

Bankers, developers and development agency officials will want to mark their calendars to attend the Brownfields for Bankers Workshop on Aug. 10, 2017. This workshop will provide an introduction to brownfield redevelopment, since developers are increasingly recognizing the value of revitalizing brownfields. Brownfields are properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to real or perceived environmental contamination.

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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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Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support 2016 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2016 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to support the mission of the Department for Environmental Protection by:

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Art and Conservation Writing Contests Seeking Entries from Students

art-contest-picThousands of students across Kentucky are learning about trees through the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contest, which opens today.  The annual contests, an art contest for students in grades one through five, and a writing contest for students in grades six through 12, allow students to use the knowledge they have gained about the environment and transform it into creative art work and written essays.

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