Yearly Archives: 2017


ANNUAL REPORTING FOR KENTUCKY AIR QUALITY PERMITS

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Facilities with sources of emissions covered under air quality permits issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) are required to routinely prepare reports for submission.  An Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) is due every January no later than January 30th.  The purpose of the ACC is to validate compliance by documenting conformance with permit […]


Comments Sought: Mitigation Policy and Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

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The US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) is requesting public comment on proposed changes to the existing Mitigation Policy and the Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy (ESA-CMP).  They are seeking input on whether to remove or retain language in existing mitigation policies that encourage a “net conservation gain” of natural resources. Public comments are being […]


CHANGES IN 2017 TIER 2 REPORTING

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EPA has updated the Tier2 Submit 2017 Software webpage with the latest software.  The most significant change in the Tier2 Submit 2017 software aligns the physical hazards and health hazards with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) following adoption of the United Nations Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  The change […]


EPA and USACE take a step in the WOTUS saga

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There was a new development in the WOTUS saga last week.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (USACE) have proposed a new rule which would add an applicability date to delay the 2015 Clean Water Rule which redefined WOTUS.  The rule proposed last week would provide certainty […]


Superfund Task Force Recommendations: Expediting Cleanup and Remediation Process

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EPA has announced the report of a Superfund Task Force charged with developing recommendations to streamline and improve the superfund program.  The task force report describes 42 recommendations to streamline and improve the program.  The recommendations are divided into 5 goals including specific strategies which are planned to commence within 12 months. The goals include: […]