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”

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection – Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2015

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2015 strategic operational plan. Each year, the six agency divisions, the Division of Water, the Division of Waste Management, the Division of Air Quality, the Division of Enforcement, the Division of Compliance Assistance, and the Division of Environmental Program Support develop these plans to provide a transparent look into the agency’s activities and environmental priorities for the state fiscal year. Continue reading “Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection – Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2015”

Scrap Tire News Features Kentucky’s Waste Tire Program Success

Scrap Tire News, “the source for information about theScrap Tire News cover 2
scrap tire and rubber recycling industry,” recently featured the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Program’s success in tire recycling. Check out the complete March 2014 issue of Scrap Tire News, including their “Kentucky Posts Increase in Tire Recycling” article on Page 13, here.

Great news is that Kentucky is recycling more tires. In case you missed it, Continue reading “Scrap Tire News Features Kentucky’s Waste Tire Program Success”

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

The spring 2014 issue is available for download at Land Air & Waterhttp://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx
The cover features a dwarf crested iris (iris cristata)
photographed at the Brigadoon State Nature Preserve by  Harold Kelley of Glasgow, who is the preserve manager at Brigadoon.

On the inside cover, Secretary Peters writes about the importance of trees and a new cabinet project that encourages Kentuckians to plant 20 million seedlings in 20 years.  Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation is an ambitious goal, but one that can be achieved if we all participate.  Learn more about the project at http://forestry.ky.gov/pages/2020vision.aspx. Continue reading “The spring 2014 issue of Land, Air & Water is available online”

SNIPS

Not all news needs to be covered through anSNIPS extended article. But it is still important that you know about activities and decisions that may affect your business, communities and families. To help keep you informed, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) routinely compiles a short listing of state and federal topics that we affectionately call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or envhelp@ky.gov.

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

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

The cover features elk in Knott County on the former Starfire Mine.  It was photographed by Dave Baker, who works at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Land, Air & Water readers should be familiar with Secretary Peters’ message that has appeared for the past two years on the inside cover of the magazine.  Each quarter, the secretary writes about an important issue or topic, such as highlighting successes within our agencies that make Kentucky a safer and cleaner place to live, or discussing connections between energy policy, environmental regulations and our economy. Continue reading “The winter 2014 issue of Land, Air & Water is available online”

The MarketPlace – For Recycling Commodities

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For Recycling Commodities

 The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available for download.

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users.

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