Kentucky Division of Water issues Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

On May 1, 2015, the Kentucky Division of Water issued the Kentucky Pollution Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) individual Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  The issuance is in accordance with Section 402 of the Clean Water Act and its corresponding regulations.

This permit allows for the operation of a MS4 in the urbanized area of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  June 1, 2015 is the effective date of the permit.  The newly issued permit will replace the current permit, which expired on August 31, 2014. Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Water issues Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government”

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Regulatory Considerations for Construction and Demolition Activities

UntitledAre you planning on any construction, demolition or remodeling projects? Many of these activities can involve the generation of fugitive emissions, handling of asbestos-containing materials, exposure of pollutants to stormwater and the generation of solid and hazardous wastes. In addition, the location of the project and manner in which wastes are disposed may trigger additional Ky. Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations. Continue reading “Regulatory Considerations for Construction and Demolition Activities”

What Is Stormwater and Why Should We Care?

During a rain event, precipitation is either taken up by plants, infiltrates into the soil, evaporates to the atmosphere or encounters saturated land or impervious surfaces and creates runoff. Stormwater can come into contact with pollutants, such as oil and grease, chemicals, nutrients and metal occurring from human activities. These pollutants are then carried off by stormwater runoff and concentrated, potentially having adverse affects on the receiving water.

Industrial and commercial facilities often conduct activities or store materials outdoors that have the potential to come into contact with stormwater that can result in a discharge of pollutants. In order to protect water quality, under certain circumstances, the facility may be required to obtain a permit for the discharge.

Industrial materials or activities that can come into contact with stormwater can result in discharges and have the potential to pollute the waters. These include, but are not limited to, Continue reading “What Is Stormwater and Why Should We Care?”

Division of Water re-issues industrial stormwater general permit

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has re-issued the Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) general permit regulating stormwater runoff associated with industrial activity. The general permit will go into effect June 1, 2013.

The “Industrial Stormwater Permit for Other Facilities” (KYR00) is available for facilities that are required to obtain a KPDES permit for the discharge of stormwater runoff associated with industrial activity. In order to obtain coverage under this general permit, the facility must meet certain eligibility requirements and submit to DOW an electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI). This general permit will apply to more than 1,000
facilities in the Commonwealth. The eNOI for this permit can be accessed at https://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eForms/Default.aspx?FormID=30.

The general permit establishes Continue reading “Division of Water re-issues industrial stormwater general permit”