Tag: Air Quality


LOUISVILLE TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS MONITORING UPDATE

Mr. Billy DeWitt, Air Monitoring Program Manager, at Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) presented an update on recent progress related to toxic air contaminants (TACs) monitoring and the recommissioning of an automated-gas chromatograph system (Auto-GC) during the January 16th, 2019, APCD Board meeting.  The presentation can be downloaded at this link.  The January […]


Important 2015 Ozone NAAQS Update

On December 20, 2017, Kentucky and other states were notified by EPA of the areas that the Agency intends to designate as nonattainment for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (Ozone NAAQS).  These nonattainment designations are EPA’s preliminary response to the 2016 area recommendations submitted by states and are not final.  Kentucky and […]


Highway Expansion Impact on Stormwater and Air Quality Not Fully Considered, Lawsuit Claims

Due to the increasing complexities of environmental programs, getting a permit, completing a study, or meeting a regulatory standard is not always quick or easy. Even once all the boxes have been checked, the permit has been issued, and approval has been granted, the challenges might just be getting started. Federal and state environmental programs […]


OZONE SEASON AND THE OPEN BURN BAN

It was a great weekend for a bonfire, especially since the seasonal burn ban at my house starts May 1.  Most materials are illegal to burn.  The Division for Air Quality can impose fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation of the law.  According to KY Title 401 KAR 63:005, some open burning […]


DAQ Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Kentucky Division of Air Quality (DAQ) 2014 Annual Report was recently added to the KDEP website.  The report was printed in September and includes a wealth of information about air programs and air quality in the Commonwealth.  I like to use these annual reports to monitor trends in inspections, permitting, monitoring, and pollutants.  Items […]