Joint Subcommittee of Drinking Water Advisory Council and Wastewater Advisory Council to Meet Feb. 20

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Education and Workforce Development Joint Subcommittee of the Drinking Water Advisory Council and Wastewater Advisory Council will be meeting on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky.

The group will discuss development of a Succession Planning brochure for local decision makers and review internship programs in other states.

Additional information is available at http://eec.kentucky.gov

 

Total Maximum Daily Load Approved for Pond Creek Watershed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved its review of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for E coli, pH, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Nickel and Zinc, 54 Pollutant-Waterbody Cominations on 25 stream segments in the Pond Creek Watershed in early Feb.

You can find the link to the entire TMDL report here.

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Nationwide Permits to Be Renewed by Division of Water

Every five years, the United States Army Corps’ of Engineers (USACE) issues a series of general Nationwide Permits (NWPs) to authorize federal permitted activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

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KY EXCEL Members Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewards were honored Jan. 25 by the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) at the 2017 KY EXCEL Member Celebration in Lexington, Ky.

KY EXCEL offiimg_1950cials of the Ky. Dept. for Environmental Protection recognized the hard work and environmental achievements that allKY EXCEL members have accomplished in 2016, and over the past 10 years.

The evening was filled with networking opportunities, chances to see what other environmental leaders are doing with the state, highlights of KY EXCEL accomplishments and a tour of the event’s host, the Locust Trace AgriScience Center. The tour featured all that makes this facility “green.”

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300 Building Dedicated by Gov. Bevin, Officials

The 300 Building at Sower Blvd. in Frankfort got its official christening yesterday from Gov. Matt Bevin, Finance Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum, III, Frankfort Mayor Bill May and a host of other dignitaries.

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Dennis Hatfield appointed as Director of Oil and Gas Division at Department for Natural Resources

Kentucky Department for Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Allen Luttrell today announced the appointment of a top department official.

Dennis R. Hatfield, of Louisa, Ky., who has 38 years of experience in engineering, exploration, operations and executive management in the mining industry has been appointed Director of the Division of Oil and Gas for the department. He will start February 1.

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State’s Proposed Coal Combustion Residual Regulations Adopt Federal Standards, Strengthen Protections

Recent news articles and editorials about Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) regulations being developed by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet mislead readers about the rules’ intent and potential effect on the health and welfare of Kentuckians.

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