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

Karen Thompson, P.G.

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

Patricia A. Mason, P.E.

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

Clay Whitney

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

Ken Kirk, P.G.

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 […]

The Rubber Meets the Road: USFWS Guidance on Incidental Take of Migratory Birds

Josiah Frey

Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued guidance on how they plan to implement the new Department of the Interior (DOI) decision to not prohibit incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).  I previously wrote how this DOI policy signals a significant change in MBTA enforcement compared to previous […]