Comment Period on Impaired Waters List Open for 60 Days

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2017) – The Kentucky Division of Water has opened a 60-day comment period on the 2016 draft 303(d) list of impaired waters, as required by the federal Water Pollution Control (or Clean Water) Act of 1972.

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Webinar for Green Power Market Hosted by Environmental Protection Agency

Green Power Partners: The Value of Certification and Verification
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnerships hosts a webinar with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.

The webinar takes place March 8 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Arson Arrest Made in Floyd County

FRANKFORT, KY (February 23, 2017) – This spring’s first arrest for woodland arson was made Wednesday, February 22,  by Sgt. Homer L. Pigman of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).

Sgt. Pigman arrested Johnathan Shepherd of no known address for allegedly setting a fire off HWY 1210. Mr. Shepherd was charged with KRS 149.380 (2)(3) setting fire on land owned by another and KRS 508.060 wanton endangerment in the first degree. This is a Class D Felony.

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Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky NEED Project offers teachers hands-on education about energy

The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) on Feb 21 partnered with the Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project on the second of the four workshops to bring grade-appropriate activities about energy to 21 teachers in grades K through 12.

The workshops are being held for educators who want to learn more about energy and the resources available through NEED in a hands-on environment.

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“Capture the Earth” Student Video and Photo Contests Announced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced two contests to protect the environment and to celebrate Earth Day.

For middle school students, the “Capture the Earth” photo contest seeks original photographs and for high school students, the “Capture the Earth” video contest seeks original videos. Both contests seek to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Kentucky.

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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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