The fall issue of Land, Air & Water is now available online

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The cover features one of Kentucky’s natural wonders — Cumberland Falls located in Corbin. Photographed by Joe Forgacs of Danville. Joe works for the Division for Air Quality in Frankfort.

The fall 2014 issue is available for download at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx

On the inside cover, Secretary Peters reminds us of our mission as a cabinet to protect our land, air and water resources  – and also to become a leader in finding creative and innovative energy solutions that reduce greenhouse gases while building a base for strong economic growth.  This issue includes many examples of various businesses and organizations that are doing just that.  Their investments in alternative energy and energy efficiency, water conservation and protection will reap long-term rewards for us all.  Highlights from their stories are below: Continue reading “The fall issue of Land, Air & Water is now available online”

Kentucky Division of Water Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Water is pleased to announce the release of its 2014 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

The division continues to implement its core responsibilities to (1) protect, manage and restore water resources; (2) conduct effective water resources planning; (3) meet federal and state program requirements; and (4) promote better management and communication of data. Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Water Annual Report Available Online”

The Kentucky Division of Air Quality’s 2014 Annual Report

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 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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Kentucky Division of Waste Management Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

See ways the Kentucky Division of WasteCover w border Management worked to serve the people of the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014). 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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Sustainable Spirits Summit Held and Best Management Practices Document Finalized

Members of the Kentucky Distillers Association and others in Kentucky’s distilling industry shared ideas and information at a Sustainable Spirits Summit that was held July 14, 2014, at Jim Beam-Clermont. During this summit, DCA presented the final draft of the best management practices document that’s been in the works for over a year. Distillery representatives were given the opportunity to review the document and recommend any changes before publication. Continue reading “Sustainable Spirits Summit Held and Best Management Practices Document Finalized”

New Issue of Oversight News Available

Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Oversight News CoverPaducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant section provides environmental oversight to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), which is located 15 miles west of Paducah, Ky.

Oversight News is a quarterly newsletter that features information regarding environmental cleanup activities at the PGDP site and related topics.

Articles in this issue include: Continue reading “New Issue of Oversight News Available”

The summer 2014 issue of Land, Air & Water is available online

The summer 2014 issue is available for download at
http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.  The cover features an amazing view from the top of Pilot Knob in Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve in Powell County.  Photographed by Barry Howard, Frankfort.

On the inside cover, Secretary Peters writes about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and how the proposed rules are generating a lot of discussion and debate in Kentucky regarding reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Continue reading “The summer 2014 issue of Land, Air & Water is available online”