SMG POV


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 […]


EPA Proposing Regulation of Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste



Karen Thompson, P.G.

EPA is seeking comments to the proposed rule regulating aerosol cans as universal waste.   The comment period ends May 15, 2018, and Kentucky has provided a 30-day notice that it will incorporate the regulation as finalized by EPA. If your company currently punctures and recycles the cans, you should read the proposed rule in the […]


Approaching Season for Running Buffalo Clover Survey



Josiah Frey

Although slow to arrive in 2018, spring is officially here and with it comes a flurry of biologic activity throughout the Midwest and Southeast.  One of the plants I am watching for this spring is the endangered Running Buffalo Clover which typically blooms from mid-April to early June.  Listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]


Draft Stormwater General Permit Issued



William Shane, P.E.

The Draft Kentucky KYR00 stormwater general permit for discharges associated with industrial activity was issued by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) on April 2, 2018.  The current permit expires at midnight on May 31, 2018.  The draft permit and draft fact sheet can be downloaded . The public notice period started on March 30, 2018 and […]


Kentucky Emission Inventory Survey due April 13, 2018



William Shane, P.E.

On March 9, 2018, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) mailed notification letters to permitted sources that are required to complete a 2017 Emission Inventory Survey (EIS). Notification was also sent by email to the facility contact listed in DAQ’s database. The EIS contains a list of permitted operations and emission factors that allows […]

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