Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves Established

Kentucky State Nature Preserves, Wild Rivers, and Heritage Land Conservation Fund consolidate into one agency

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced that the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC), the Kentucky Wild Rivers System (WRS), and the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF) will consolidate into the new “Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves” (KNP).

Senate Bill 129, passed by the 2018 General Assembly and signed by Governor Matt Bevin, created the new office, which is supported by the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) and other conservation groups. The change takes effect July 14, 2018.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

Award winners to be announced at the Cabinet’s 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – 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.

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Dam Safety Day Reminds Us of Benefits, Responsibilities of Dam Ownership

Kentucky has an abundance of natural water resources that provide opportunities for residents from recreation to providing drinking water. You can’t drive far in the state without coming across one of Kentucky’s abundant natural water resources.

On top of  90,000 miles of rivers and streams here, there are more than 1,000 dams that serve many purposes for the citizens of the commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Division of Water has the job of managing, protecting and upgrading the quality of the commonwealth’s water resources, and as part of that mission the Division of Water’s Dam Safety Program oversees more than 950 dams in the program.

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ENERGY STAR tips to Keep You Cool and Save Money This Summer

 

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Make the cool choice of a new ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner to save eneEnergy Star 2rgy and money and help protect the planet!

Room ACs that have earned the ENERGY STAR come with higher quality insulation materials, improving comfort and savings by allowing a better seal of the area between the unit and th

e window opening. Save even more with available rebates!

Also, make sure you get the right sized air conditioner. Bigger is not always better. An oversized unit can be less effective and waste energy.

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Division of Water Reissues General Permit for Discharge of Pollutants into Storm Water

The Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) is reissuing the general permit that authorizes the discharge of pollutants in storm water discharges associated with Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).

This permit will effect 102 communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In accordance with 40 CFR Part 122.34(a), the permit will contain specific requirements with which the Phase II MS4 must comply. As in the past, the permittee will be required to submit a Storm water Water Quality Management Plan (SWMP). The SWQMP will contain procedural documents and other specific information describing details on how the permittee will implement the permit requirements (see 40 CFR Part 122.34(b)).

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EPA Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Regulations Regarding Aerosol Cans

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently taking public comments on the proposal to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to those “universal wastes” regulated under title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 273. Comments must be received on or before May 15, 2018.

Please submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-OLEM-2017-0463, at Regulations.gov.

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Environmental Leadership and Stewardship Certifications Workshop Announced

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s Environmental Leadership Program, invites you to join us on May 8 for our “Leading the Way: Environmental Leadership and Stewardship Workshop.” This workshop is a great learning and networking opportunity for all of Kentucky’s current and developing environmental stewards.

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