Karen Thompson, P.G.


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 […]


SMG is Presenting at the Kentucky Chamber Permitting Conference

Karen Thompson, P.G.

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

Karen Thompson, P.G.

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 […]


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 […]


SMG Energy Star Certified

Karen Thompson, P.G.

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.


SMG to Speak at Kentucky Chamber Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference

Karen Thompson, P.G.

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 […]


KY Brownfield Redevelopment Program: After the Concurrence Letter

Karen Thompson, P.G.

The KY Brownfield Redevelopment & Reuse Program provides a frame work for businesses to redevelop or use property that is contaminated with confidence that they will not incur liability for contamination they did not cause. The Kentucky Legislature enacted the program under KRS 224.1-415 in 2012. Since then numerous businesses have received letters of concurrence […]


SMG to Speak at A&WMA April Workshop

Karen Thompson, P.G.

The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is hosting an Environmental Practitioners Workshop to be held in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Friday, April 21, 2017.  Scott Smith will be giving a talk on Red Tape Reduction and Federal Streamline Permitting Process. With the change in administrations at the State and Federal Level, […]


Smith Management Group Speaking at the 15th Annual Kentucky Chamber Conference

Karen Thompson, P.G.

      Two members of SMG will be speaking on separate topics March 28 and 29, 2017 at the Kentucky Chamber Environmental Conference. Sara Smith will be sharing a session with Mike Gray, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, discussing “TSCA Update: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”. Karen Thompson will be sharing a session […]


Kentucky Receives Primacy Approval for Class II Underground Injection Control Program

Karen Thompson, P.G.

The October 28, 2016 Federal Register approved primacy for the Kentucky Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program. The final rule will become effective January 26, 2017 unless EPA receives adverse comments by November 28, 2016. Class II wells under the UIC program are used to only to inject fluids associated with oil and natural […]