$275,689 in Grants Announced to Fund Clean Diesel

Program Will Reduce Diesel Emissions from Kentucky School Buses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2018) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely today announced the 2018 Kentucky Clean Diesel Grant Program, which will provide $275,689 for projects to reduce diesel emissions from aging school buses in the Commonwealth.

Funding is being made available through the federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This competitive program is open to all public school districts and private schools located in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support 2018 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2018 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to support the mission of the Department for Environmental Protection by:

  • Managing all of the administrative functions of the department including budgeting, human resources, facilities, vehicle fleet and information technology;
  • Providing analytical laboratory services; and
  • Managing the Environmental Response Team for response to environmental emergencies.

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Kentucky Division of Water 2018 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Water is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Annual Report. This annual report includes highlights and accomplishments the division during fiscal year 2018. The division continues to implement its core responsibilities to protect, manage and restore water resources, conduct effective water resources planning, and promote better management and communication of data.

Highlights from 2018 include:

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$1.1 Million Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grant Announced for Historic Stearns Downtown Revitalization

STEARNS, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2018) – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Governor Matt Bevin today announced a $1.1 million Abandoned Mine Lands grant to renovate and revitalize Stearns, KY and construct railroad-related repairs and improvements to the Big South Fork Scenic Railway.

The grant was awarded by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands to McCreary County Heritage Foundation, Inc., as part of the 2017 Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot program to revitalize the coalfields in Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Continue reading “$1.1 Million Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grant Announced for Historic Stearns Downtown Revitalization”

Regulatory Compliance “Exceptional,” Division of Compliance Assistance Annual Report Shows

The Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report. DCA improves regulatory compliance, achieves exceptional performance and enhances the quality of Kentucky’s environment and communities by:

  • Certifying qualified environmental professionals
  • Helping entities comply with Kentucky’s environmental requirements
  • Facilitating environmental stewardship
  • Assisting with redevelopment of brownfields

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Kentucky Division of Waste Management Waste Tire Collection, Recycling Efforts Are Highlights of Annual Report

See ways the Kentucky Division of Waste Management worked to serve the people of the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

This annual report includes highlights and accomplishments for the following branches within the division:

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Division of Enforcement Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Enforcement (DENF) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2018 state fiscal year. “to use a clear and consistent approach in bringing about and maintaining compliance with the Cabinet’s regulatory programs by using appropriate and reasonable measures to resolve cases in a timely manner.” The Division accomplishes this through:

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Air Quality Improved, Emissions Down, Division for Air Quality Annual Report Shows

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 annual report, which details DAQ’s mission, function and commitment to protecting human health and the environment.

Kentucky’s continued improved trend of air quality is shown in the charts and graphics found under Technical Services Branch of this report. These achievements are the result of effective regulations and control strategies by the Program Planning Branch, timely and appropriate permits containing all applicable requirements by the Permit Review Branch, and inspecting sources of air emissions and enforcing emission limitations by the Field Operations Branch.

Some highlights from 2018 include:

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Grant Writing Workshop Can Help Get Funding for Projects

Last grant writing workshop for 2018 to be held next week

Join us for our free, one-day grant writing workshop, which will provide participants with a solid understanding of grant writing tips and tricks that will help make proposals more attractive to funding agencies.

This workshop will highlight environmental and community development grants, but the materials will be applicable to many other types of grant applications from federal government and foundation funding agencies. The last portion of the workshop will highlight the upcoming  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Grant application, BUILD Act information and any changes in guidelines.

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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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