Kentucky Division of Waste Management Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report

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Management worked to serve the people of the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015). This annual report includes highlights and accomplishments for the following branches within the division:

  • Solid Waste Branch
  • Recycling and Local Assistance Branch
  • Hazardous Waste Branch
  • Field Operations Branch
  • Underground Storage Tank Branch
  • Superfund Branch
  • Program Planning and Administration Branch

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Kentucky Division of Water 2015 Annual Report available online

The Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) announces the release of its 2015 Annual Report. This annual report includes highlights and accomplishments for the following branches within the division:

Compliance and Technical Assistance Branch

Resource Planning and Program Support Branch

Surface Water Permits Branch

Water Infrastructure Branch

Watershed Management Branch

Water Quality Branch

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The Kentucky Division of Air Quality’s 2015 Annual Report

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 annual report, which details the division’s mission, function, and commitment to protecting human health and the environment.

Kentucky’s continued trend of air quality improvement is evident in the charts found in the Technical Services Branch section of this report.  These achievements are only obtained through:

  • developing effective regulations and control strategies by the Program Planning Branch;
  • issuing appropriate permits containing all applicable requirements by the Permit Review Branch; and
  • inspecting sources of air emissions and enforcing emission limitations by the Field Operations Branch.

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Summer 2015 issue of Land, Air and Water available online

Quarterly publication with news and information on Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet available now

The summer 2015 issue of Land, Air & Water is now available for download at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.

On the inside cover, Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters addresses the ‘positives’ in our

American bald eagle, photographed by Todd Hendricks near Kentucky Lake. Hendricks works in the Waste Management Division.
American bald eagle, photographed by Todd Hendricks near Kentucky Lake. Hendricks works in the Waste Management Division.

continued efforts to protect the environment.  Among them, some innovative ways that our cabinet uses to investigate arson wildfire cases and new techniques for targeting and detecting harmful algal blooms in our lakes and streams.
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The Spring 2015 issue of Land, Air and Water is now available online

The cover features a Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) photographed by Harold Kelley.
The cover features a Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) photographed by Harold Kelley.

The Spring 2015 issue is available for download at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.         

On the inside cover, Secretary Peters summarizes the 2015 session of the General Assembly.  Although the cabinet had fewer bills than in past sessions, it did see the passage of an important piece of legislation – modernizing the state’s oil and gas statutes.  The legislation brings the statutes up to the 21st century and addresses oil and gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, that will help the industry to grow while protecting human health and the environment.  Natural gas is an important and growing energy source nationwide, and is a significant component of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

The spring issue of Land, Air & Water highlights several stories about Kentucky’s energy journey.  Read a summary about them below:

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Typical DEP Permits and Authorizations At-a-Glance

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) At a Glancehas published a new document that covers the major permits and authorizations typically issued by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP).  The At-a-Glance document provides information on understanding permits and the most common permits and authorizations issued by the Division for Air Quality, Division of Waste Management and Division of Water. In addition, DEP-wide resources that have been developed by DCA are included in the document, including fact sheets on Kentucky Certification Programs and Construction and Demolition Activities.

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Fall Issue of Land Air & Water Now Available

A male cardinal photographed by Donna Forgacs of Danville

The fall issue of Land, Air & Water is available for download at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.

Inside, Secretary Peters reflects on 2014 and the dedication of EEC employees who strive to promote sustainability and environmentally sound practices across the Commonwealth, who showcase perseverance in many ongoing projects, and who display a willingness to create partnerships with other agencies and organizations that produce positive progress in the desire to make Kentucky energy-efficient, safer, cleaner and a more prosperous place to live, work and play.  Read about a few of these projects and partnerships below:   Continue reading “Fall Issue of Land Air & Water Now Available”