Energy and Environment Cabinet Reminds Residents of Regulations on Removing Storm and Flood Debris

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As Hurricane Florence makes landfall today with an unpredictable path, the Energy and Environment Cabinet would like to remind residents of how to handle storm and flood debris, should the storm bring bad weather to the commonwealth.

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) has specific guidelines for
proper disposal of debris left in the aftermath of severe weather. DEP wants storm-affected Kentuckians to be aware of health, safety, and compliance hazards associated with debris handling and disposal.

These hazards include, but are not limited to, burning of debris, asbestos removal, and mold growth.

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Waste Water Advisory Council- Drinking Water Advisory Council to Meet September 11

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2018) – The Waste Water Advisory Council – Drinking Water Advisory Council will meet Sept. 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 10 noon in Training Room C, at the Energy and Environment Cabinet, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, KY.

Agenda:

1) Introductions

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Department for Environmental Protection Announces Top Official Appointments

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Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Commissioner Tony Hatton today announced the appointments of three top DEP officials.

Sean Alteri has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department, Michael Kroeger has been named Division Director of the Division of Enforcement (DENF), and Amanda Lefevre has been named Division Director of the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA).

“I am very pleased to make this announcement,” Hatton said. “All these individuals are well qualified, having demonstrated consistent leadership and commitment to the agency’s goals.”

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Fish Consumption Advisory Group Meeting Announced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2018) – A public meeting of the Kentucky Fish Consumption Advisory Group is scheduled for July 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Energy and Environment Cabinet building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky. in room 317.

The agenda is as follows:

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Reminder – Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

The awards will include the Secretary’s Award, the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award, the Environmental Pacesetter Award, the Resource Caretaker Award, the Community Environmental Luminary Award, and the KY EXCEL Champion Award. Those selected to be honored will received their awards during the conference luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The deadline for all nominations is Aug. 1, 2018. The awards are as follows:

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Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Unveils Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2019

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2019 strategic operational plan. Each year, the six agency divisions, the Division of Water, the Division of Waste Management, the Division of Air Quality, the Division of Enforcement, the Division of Compliance Assistance, and the Division of Environmental Program Support develop these plans to provide a transparent look into the agency’s activities and environmental priorities for the upcoming state fiscal year.

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Kentucky’s Drinking Water Continues Excellence in Quality, Reliability, Annual Report Shows

Decrease in health-based violations result from technical assistance and cooperation

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2018) – Data presented in Kentucky’s 2017 Annual Drinking Water Report  show that the state’s 435 public water systems reliably produced excellent quality water in 2017 with a marked decrease in violations. The report summarizes the compliance data for public water systems including health-based and administrative violations.

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