FY 2018 Brownfield Assessment Grants

Ken Kirk, P.G.

On September 19, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2018 guidelines for brownfield grant applicants to apply for a portion of the $50 million available for 2018 grant funding.  Brownfields are defined as “a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a […]

Can Kentucky Expedite Permits: An Introduction to Louisiana’s Program

William Shane, P.E.

The Division for Air Quality (DAQ) and Division of Water (DOW) issue air and water permits in Kentucky. When reviewing a permit application, each agency has a regulatory time frame (RTF) by which the agency must issue a final decision. The agency may issue (or deny) the permit prior to the deadline, or they may […]

Proposed KY Regulations out for Public Comment (DAQ)

Daniel Hardin, P.E.

Proposed regulations for control of emissions from indirect heat exchangers were recently filed by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) on September 14, 2017.  The regulations are revisions of existing regulations for both existing and new indirect heat exchangers.  “Indirect heat exchanger” means a piece of equipment, apparatus, or contrivance used for the combustion […]

10 Things You Should Know About Kentucky’s New UIC Program

Scott R. Smith

Kentucky’s Primacy Date for the UIC program was March 21, 2017.  90 days after that date, operators were required to submit to the Ky. Division of Oil & Gas (DOG) the following information: A plugging and abandonment plan as required by 805 KAR 1:110(10); A demonstration of adequate financial responsibility to plug and abandon a […]

Best Management Practices for Stormwater

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) prevent or reduce the stormwater pollution and protect the water quality of receiving water bodies. They are designed to reduce stormwater volume, peak flows and non-point source pollution through infiltration and detention. Stormwater BMPs are classified into two categories, Structural and Non-structural BMPs Structural BMPs involve design and construction. Examples Include: […]