Yearly Archives: 2018


Ongoing Fallout: WOTUS Litigation Pose Hurdles For Permit Applicants

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In August of this year, the U.S. District Court of South Carolina halted a federal moratorium on the 2015 Obama era WOTUS rule for 22 states.  As a result, two different federal definitions are being applied in states across the country as to what constitutes a “water of the US”.  Naturally this is problematic for […]


Now That You Completed the eNOI, Have You Updated the SWPPP?

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Have you looked at your SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) lately? The new Kentucky General Stormwater Permit associated with Industrial Activities became effective August 1, 2018.  Facilities that operate under the General Stormwater Permit must reapply by October 30, 2018 by filing the eNOI online.  In addition to re-applying, the facility must also have their SWPPP […]


Stormwater Update in Kentucky

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Here’s a quick stormwater update: Rains on Friday and over the weekend may trigger a required precipitation-based inspection. Check your rain gage and permit. The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has recently reissued the General Stormwater Permit KYR00 under the KPDES (Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) program. The effective date is August 1, 2018. The […]


Smith Management Group is Growing

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Smith Management Group, a respected and established EHS management firm based in Kentucky, is planning to meet growing client demand by adding Environmental Engineers/Compliance Specialists.  Our initial priority is to augment our Louisville team with subsequent opportunity in our Lexington office.  Candidates must demonstrate experience and proficiency in: Environmental Permitting (air, water, waste), Compliance Evaluation […]


BUILD Act: Changes to the CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Liability Defense

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The 2018 Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act was enacted by the United States Congress on March 23, 2018 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.  The BUILD Act ( page 705 of the Appropriations Act) more than doubles funding for the EPA Brownfield Program, authorizing the appropriation of up to […]