Tag: Environmental Management and Engineering


WOTUS Rule to Be Rescinded or Revised

The Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2015 and became effective on August 28, 2015.  According to the EPA, the rule was developed “to respond to an urgent need to improve and simplify the process for identifying waters that are and are not protected […]


Upcoming Change to NetDMR Reporting

NetDMR is a web-based application that allows KPDES permittees to enter and electronically submit Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) data to the USEPA. Although NetDMR is operated by the USEPA, it wasn’t originally developed for federal use. NetDMR was initially designed by states and, in 2009, adapted by EPA for national use. Starting in January 2014, […]


MEK to Be Removed from Kentucky List of Hazardous Air Pollutants

On November 14, 2016, the Division for Air Quality (DAQ) filed an amendment to administrative regulation 401 KAR 63:060. This regulation establishes the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and source categories consistent with Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). One important change included in the amendment is the removal of Methyl Ethyl […]


Important Change to Kentucky eForms Submission Process [UPDATE]

In a previous blog post, I discussed how future submissions made through the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) eForms website will require the facility contact to create a Kentucky One Stop Business Portal (KyBOS) account. Initially, the requirement to create an account was scheduled to take effect on January 13, 2017. However, implementation of […]


Important Change to Kentucky eForms Submission Process

Reports or applications that were submitted electronically to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2016, were most likely completed using the eForms website. Examples include a Division for Air Quality (DAQ) semi-annual monitoring report, a Division of Water (DOW) notice of intent for industrial stormwater discharges, or a Division of Waste Management (DWM) […]