Stormwater Permitting

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Permitting is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from discharging pollutants into local surface waters. As I have mentioned in my previous blog, the Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to regulate point sources such as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Construction Activities and Industrial Activities, that discharge pollutants into waters of the US through the […]

5 EPA Brownfield Grants to 4 KY Projects

Ken Kirk, P.G.

According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) news release dated May 31, 2017, EPA has approved five grants for projects in four Kentucky communities to be used for brownfield assessments and cleanups. The grants total $900,000 and will be used to assist the communities develop vacant or underutilized Brownfield properties and to encourage […]

Changes Coming to KPDES Application Fees

William Shane, P.E.

The KPDES application filing fee, established by law in KRS 224.70-120, previously required the applicant to submit 20% of the individual permit fee with the application. The fees are identified in 401 KAR 5:310 Section 1 as:  Major Industry – $7,000 Minor Industry – $4,500 Non-Process Industry – $2,200 Large Non-POTW – $3,700 Intermediate Non-POTW […]

KYR00 Expires: KDOW Solicit Applications

Patricia A. Mason, P.E.

Facilities with current coverage under KYR00, the general permit for discharge of stormwater runoff associated with industrial activities, received a confusing email this week from the Division of Water. The email was intended for facilities with coverage under an individual stormwater permit, but was erroneously sent to all permittees. Permittees with coverage under general stormwater […]

USEPA Reconsiders Provisions in Oil & Natural Gas Sector NSPS

Ken Kirk, P.G.

On April 18, 2017, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the US EPA, responded to several petitions submitted by the American Petroleum Institute, Texas Oil and Gas Association, Independent Associations and GPA Midstream Association dated August 2, 2016 requesting reconsideration of provisions in USEPA’s Oil and Natural Gas Sector NSPS: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed and Modified […]