SMG – Corona Virus

To our valued partners and clients: We understand that your facilities and workplaces may be shutdown to outside visitors. While we are working through this time of social distancing and quarantines, SMG will continue to be available to assist you in your EHS needs. Our employees may be working remotely, but we will be available […]


Louisville Office Gets Early Christmas Present - New Employee

SMG didn’t see Old Saint Nick, but we welcomed Nick Ellis to our team in Louisville this week.  Nick has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville.  He has been working in the air emissions control equipment industry and is looking forward to expanding his expertise in air compliance and permitting.

SMG Adds New Member to Lexington Office

SMG welcomed our newest employee, Nick Konefal, to our Lexington Office this week.  Nick is an Engineer-in-Training with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and comes to us from Alaska.  He has experience in multiple areas including biological studies, permitting, alternative energies, field research, and data management.

Groundbreaking at the MET

SMG partnered with Community Ventures (CV) to work through the federal EPA Brownfields program and Kentucky site corrective action and closure requirements to renovate an underused and blighted urban property on the east end of downtown Lexington.    On May 6, we attended CVs groundbreaking ceremony, where the new mixed-use site development plan was unveiled […]


SMG is Presenting at the Kentucky Chamber Permitting Conference

Karen Thompson and Scott Smith will be presenting at the 21ST ANNUAL KENTUCKY ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND REPORTING CONFERENCE on August 14 and 15, 2018. Scott, one of our Senior Consultants, will be providing two presentations during the conference.  On August 14th, he will be giving a presentation on Secondary Impacts and Unintended Consequences of SIP Revisions, which is an […]

SMG providing training at Moonshine U

Scott Smith recently provided a presentation to students at Moonshine University  In July, Scott provided an overview of environmental regulations and issues related to the spirit, wine, and beer industries.   Issues ranged from what to do with waste water and distiller’s grain to siting new facilities.  Students came from several different states and countries to […]

SMG Expands with 2 New Employees

SMG is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new staff members in our Lexington Office.  Michael Sears and Jami Arnold bring additional experience and expertise to our Health and Safety and Industrial Hygiene practice.  Michael is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with more than 20 years experience in the Health and Safety field.  Jami […]

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SMG Presenting at the March KY Chamber Environmental Conference

Clayton Whitney, President of SMG, is presenting at the 16th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference March 8-9, 2018.  Clay will be presenting on the 14001:2015 ISO Standard and common issues that companies may have during the transition to the new standard. Clayton Whitney serves as practice lead for SMG’s auditing and compliance practice.  Clayton maintains certification […]

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SMG Energy Star Certified

Thanks to our hard working staff, our Lexington Office is Energy Star certified for the 8th year in a row.  Dan Hardin, PE in our Louisville office, maintains the records and performs our audits for the certification.

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2017 - Kevin Crushed It

SMG held its annual meeting January 19.  The meeting included recognition of staff and company accomplishments in 2017.  While many staff reached significant milestones and were recognized, Kevin Chaplin, SMG’s Louisville Office Manager and Senior Industrial Hygienist, stole the show.  Kevin won three awards: Utilization Award Rainmaker Award Project Manager Workhorse Kevin missed the awards […]


SMG Announces the retirement of Sara Smith, who has successfully led the company since 2004 when she became its second President.  Clayton Whitney will assume her responsibilities as President, having served in management and leadership roles at SMG since 1995.  Our clients and Clayton will be ably supported by Kyle Hagen, Manager of Engineering Services, […]


Smith Management Group to Speak at A&WMA November Workshop

The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is hosting an Environmental Workshop to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, November 10, 2017.  Stewart McCollam will be giving a talk titled, 2015 OZONE NAAQS IMPLEMENTATION:L What’s Going On?  Hope you can join us! Stewart McCollam is a Professional Engineer in our […]

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Sarah Carty becomes a Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

SMG is proud to announce one of our own, Sarah Carty, is now a Certified Safety Professional. Indianapolis October 13, 2017- Sarah Ann Carty, CSP 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 and experience criteria in the safety, health, […]

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]