SMG POV


Celebrate EMS Week!



Patricia A. Mason, P.E.

MAY 21-27, 2017 is the 43rd Annual National EMS Week, and earlier this month was Public Service recognition week. Next month is National Safety Month. I have great admiration for public servants, especially those Emergency Medical Service crews and other first responders who put themselves at risk to serve others. Thank you to those who […]


FCC Seeks Input: NEPA Regulations



Josiah Frey

On May 10, 2017, the FCC requested comments on the regulatory process for siting wireless infrastructure. This request by the FCC targets much of the lasting heartburn from the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement that has developed over the past decade. The FCC is requesting comments on state and local review timeframes and implementation of NEPA regulations. […]


EPA Seeks Input on Regulations for Repeal



Josiah Frey

On April 13, 2017 the EPA published a request in the Federal Register “seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification”. This request is EPA’s response to Executive Order 13777. This request for comment by the EPA is in keeping with a broad listening session the new Administration is doing […]


Class I certified Wastewater Operator Exemption for Home Owners



William Shane, P.E.

One item in Smith Management Group’s March 21, 2017 Legislative Update caught my attention: Senate Bill 249, in which the Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed to eliminate the wastewater treatment certification requirement for home units. The bill passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by Governor Bevin on March 27, 2017. A […]


KY Brownfield Redevelopment Program: After the Concurrence Letter



Karen Thompson, P.G.

The KY Brownfield Redevelopment & Reuse Program provides a frame work for businesses to redevelop or use property that is contaminated with confidence that they will not incur liability for contamination they did not cause. The Kentucky Legislature enacted the program under KRS 224.1-415 in 2012. Since then numerous businesses have received letters of concurrence […]

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