Sixteenth Annual Kentucky Coal Facts Report Now Available

Coal production down across the state, continues trend

The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence recently released its 16th edition of Kentucky Coal Facts, an annual report on the coal industry at the county, state, and national levels.

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Response to Comments Being Developed for Proposed Water Quality Criteria

On February 5, 2013, in response to comments received during the Division of Water’s triennial review of Kentucky’s water quality standards, the Division made notice of the agency’s proposal to update Kentucky’s water quality criteria for selenium to reflect the best available science. The Division requested and has received public comment on the proposed amendments to the proposed water quality criteria for selenium.

In order to review, properly consider, and respond to the public comments received the Division is deferring legislative consideration of the amendments to the April 2013 meeting of the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee (ARRS). The Division’s responses Continue reading “Response to Comments Being Developed for Proposed Water Quality Criteria”

DEP Issues a “Frequently Asked Questions” Document Addressing the Existing Kentucky KPDES Coal General Permit

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection finalized a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on Feb. 1, 2013, with respect to the current KPDES general permit (KYG040000) for wastewater discharges from coal mining operations.

The FAQ document is an aid available to the coal mining industry with clear explanations of topics critical for complying with the requirements under the Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.  Among the topics the FAQ discusses are how to Continue reading “DEP Issues a “Frequently Asked Questions” Document Addressing the Existing Kentucky KPDES Coal General Permit”

EEC Submits Status Report to Franklin Circuit Court Regarding ICG, LLC and Frasure Creek Mining, LLC Enforcement Action

 In accordance with the Franklin Circuit Court’s order entered on July 19, 2012, the Cabinet filed a status report on Monday, September 17, 2012 with the Court regarding the ongoing Clean Water Act enforcement actions with ICG, LLC and Frasure Creek Mining, LLC, respectively.

In the status report the Cabinet notifies the Court that the parties have reached an agreement in principle resolving all claims made in the case regarding ICG, LLC for all violations through the 2nd quarter of calendar year 2012.  The wording of the Consent Judgment is Continue reading “EEC Submits Status Report to Franklin Circuit Court Regarding ICG, LLC and Frasure Creek Mining, LLC Enforcement Action”