2017


SMG to Speak at Kentucky Chamber Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference

SMG has several professionals participating in the 20th Annual Kentucky Chamber Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference (August 10-11). This conference is a great opportunity to learn and network.  SMG is participating in 5 sessions during the conference. On Thursday August 10 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 3     Workshop E:  The Legal and Practical Aspects of Tracking Chemicals […]


Sarah Carty Becomes an Associate Safety Professional

Sarah Carty, ASP, has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification.  This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health and, environmental (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination. Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must […]


Evolving Leadership at SMG

As we approach our twenty eighth anniversary in June, we are pleased to recognize the leadership and evolving roles of several members of our senior staff. Sara Smith will now be CEO, leading the company in strategic planning and specific projects. Clayton Whitney has been appointed President and will manage overall technical and business aspects […]

company culture

2016


Free ISO 14001:2015 Executive Overview

ISO 14001:2015  – BRIDGE THE GAP – Changes to the Environmental Management Systems  standard you need to know about. Your Registrar has told you that ISO 14001 was revised last September and future registrations will need to conform to the new standard. You are invited to a free SMG  executive overview of the changes on […]

2015


SMG Recognized for Energy Star by LEA

Over the past several years, both the Louisville and Lexington offices of Smith Management Group have worked hard to gain and maintain their Energy Star Certifications.  This year, SMG-Louisville was awarded special recognition from the Louisville Energy Alliance (LEA) and Mayor Greg Fischer.  Below is a complete list of the companies and organizations recognized by Mayor […]

energy services


SMG Obtains 2015 Kentucky Wastewater Laboratory Certification

SMG has qualified and been certified as a field-only laboratory for Kentucky’s Wastewater Laboratory Certification program. Special thanks to Josiah Frey, an Environmental Scientist at SMG,  for leading SMG through the qualification process. To learn more about the Kentucky Wastewater Laboratory Certification requirements, see 401 KAR 5:320 or the SMG article on the subject.


SMG’r, Sarah Carty Elected to AIHA, Kentuckiana, Board of Directors

SMG Industrial Hygienist & EH&S Specialist, Sarah Carty, was recently elected to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA,) Kentuckiana section, board of directors. Sarah will hold an at-large director position for the 2015-2017 term. She will actively participate in planning and developing quality programs for fellow AIHA members in the Kentucky and southern Indiana areas. […]

2014


Karen Thompson Reappointed to the Kentucky Geological Survey Advisory Board

Karen Thompson, P.G., with Smith Management Group has been reappointed by Governor Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Geological Survey’s Advisory Board.  Ms. Thompson’s new board term will expire on September 1, 2017. Karen Thompson is a Registered Professional Geologist with twenty years experience with environmental projects including hazardous waste remediation, groundwater investigations and remedial […]

2013


SMG Boosts Fayette Sustainability Efforts, Helps Rosa Parks Elementary School Attain “Green Ribbon School” Status

SMG works with Fayette County Public Schools on their sustainability initiatives. Rosa Parks Elementary School, one of SMG’s pilot energy efficiency schools, has been named as one of seventy-eight U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Honored schools exercise a comprehensive approach to creating “green” environments through reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring a […]


Scott R. Smith Serves on Commerce Lexington Board of Directors

Scott R. Smith has been confirmed as a member of the Commerce Lexington Board of Directors for 2013. Scott has served on the Public Policy Committee for several years and has assisted Commerce Lexington in understanding and commenting on numerous aspects of environmental and energy issues that may impact Central Kentucky businesses. His experience with […]

2012


Scott R. Smith Elected as Chairman of the Environmental Quality Commission

Once again, Scott R. Smith has been elected to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky as Chairman of the Environmental Quality Commission for 2012. Mr. Smith has served as a Commissioner since 2004 and has served as Chairman of the Commission since his initial appointment. Mr. Smith said, “I am honored to continue to serve the […]


Revised HAZ COM Standard Will Impact Every Regulated Workplace

For 5 years OSHA has been developing a revised Hazard Communication Standard in an effort to harmonize it with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS was developed to eliminate the costs and confusion caused by different international standards. Final Action is due in February and will impact every regulated […]


Changes to Section 316(b) Need Close Scrutiny

For almost a year, EPA has been working on revisions to Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act. This section is designed to protect in-stream life from dangers associated with cooling water intake. The final rule must be issued by July of 2012. The proposed rule currently on the table has been criticized by environmental […]


UST Reg Changes Impact All UST Managers

SMG has compiled a one-page summary of the most significant changes in UST Regulations in Kentucky that went into effect in October 2011. These changes are based on federal law so each state will see the same types of adjustment – just with state specific interpretation. The changes will affect training and reporting requirements. Take […]

2011


Karen Thompson, PG, Named 2011 Geologist of the Year

Karen Thompson, a project manager and professional geologist with Smith Management Group in Lexington, was honored recently by the Kentucky Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists as the Geologist of the Year. The award was presented by Frank Ettensohn, president of KY-AIPG and Kentucky State Geologist Jim Cobb. Thompson works as a consulting […]