Waste Management Introduction and Compliance Workshop Announced

The Division of Compliance Assistance is hosting a workshop focusing on assisting and educating regulated entities so they understand and can comply with waste regulations. The workshop will be held at the Big Sandy Area Development District, 110 Resource Dr # 101, Prestonsburg, Ky., on March 20, 2018.

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Energy Savings Through Energy Management Workshop Announced

Saving money on energy is both environmentally and fiscally responsible. If you or your organization is interested in saving money on energy costs, KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) have organized a free “Peak Demand: Energy Savings through Energy Management Workshop” to be held on March 22, 2018, in Winchester.

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Debris Removal, Flood Safety Reminder Issued Due to Forecast of Heavy Rains, Flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2018) – With flooding on the Ohio River predicted to reach its highest level since 1997, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and state Emergency Management officials want residents to be aware of multiple flood warnings for central and northern Kentucky, specifically including the Ohio River and its tributaries.

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Watershed Restoration Projects Sought to Combat Nonpoint Source Pollution

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Funding is available for projects through the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater, and for projects that protect water resources. The funds can be used for watershed restoration projects, watershed plan development, and other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution.

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Department for Environmental Protection Recognizes Employee Contributions to Environmental Protection

Employee Group shot

Each 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.

On Feb. 14,  Environmental Protection Commissioner Aaron Keatley, Dep. Commissioner Tony Hatton and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely honored 19 individual employees and six teams with outstanding service to the environment.

The winners are:

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Flooding Danger, Potential Flooding Cleanup Hazards Reminder Issued by Department for Environmental Protection

Flash flooding can occur anytime there are sustained, heaving rains. These are dangerous events and can be life threatening. Kentucky, with 89,431 miles of rivers and streams, is especially susceptible.

With flooding already in parts of southeastern Kentucky, please remember the following regarding floods and post-flood cleanup:

A flash flood watch is an advisory that heavy rains may result in flash flooding.

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Oil and Gas Workgroup to Meet February 20

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2018) – The OIL and GAS WORKGROUP will meet from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017 in conference room 332 at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

Please arrive early so that you can be checked in.


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